Health & Safety

Work Safety Solutions

Our aim is to make it simple and easy to choose the Lockout equipment you need

 

Work Safety Solutions will help you and your employees work in a safer environment. This will prevent accidents, reduce downtime, and improve maintenance schedules.

 

Lockout Tagout products provide a solution to hazardous energy control and here at Work Safety Solutions we have a large range of branded quality products at competitive prices.

We specialise in Lockout Tagout products and will be able to provide more technical information and advice about the items on our website. If you have any doubts about the products you need please phone our sales team who will be able to discuss your requirements

 

We provide the following:-

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

The word asbestos can strike fear and alarm into the hearts of social housing landlords but knowledge and understanding can bring peace of mind, so appropriate training is the answer. The Wrekin Housing Trust has been providing cost-effective training solutions to landlords and their tradespeople throughout the UK.

 

It’s true that asbestos is a killer. It is responsible for 40 lung cancer deaths each week and is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.

 

Incorrect handling of asbestos can be a costly matter. Hefty fines running into tens of thousands of pounds are not unusual for landlords failing to comply with HSE regulations when dealing with asbestos. 

 

Common causes of lift electrical failure

~ Expert recounts instances of elevator electrical problems ~

A passenger lift is essentially a small, metal box with limited airflow, suspended many meters in the air by nothing more than a hoist. When you think of it like that, it is hardly surprising that so many of us harbour phobias of elevators. One of the most pressing threats is from electrical faults. In 2007, Liftstore Ltd’s Gary Morgan recalled some instances of electrical interference in elevator systems, highlighting issues that are still prevalent in many systems to this day.

Safety first for the next generation

Five hundred and fifty apprentice electricians and adult trainees in Scotland will get a safe start to their careers - thanks to Electrical Safety First and the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), who are providing them with free lockout kits valued at £21 each.

 

The kits allow for safe isolation – securely disconnecting one or all parts of the electrical installation when working on it - which is a fundamental safety precaution, as ‘live’ working can be fatal. Over the next few weeks, the trainee electricians studying at 20 Approved Centres across Scotland, from the Shetland Isles to the Borders, will receive lock-out kits, totalling almost £12,000.

 

Nearly one third of consumers are not registering new electrical appliances

Electrical Safety First has partnered with Beko Plc. UK to explore consumer attitudes around product registration. Research revealed that despite a number of high profile safety notices and product recalls* issued last year, nearly half of all consumers who purchased an electrical item in the last 12 months did not register their purchase[ii].

In 2016 alone, 61 recall notices were issued for electrical products in the UK[iii]. Registration is one of the main ways to contact consumers directly in case of a safety concern, such as a product recall. Without registering, millions of British consumers could be unwittingly putting themselves and their homes at risk if they continue to use a recalled product. 

Setting the standard in cable safety and efficacy for public buildings

When it comes to the materials used in public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and hotels we expect that all measures are taken in order to prioritise and protect public safety. 

These materials also need to stand up to the test when something goes wrong. For example, if there were a fire in the building we would expect the materials to perform and resist the fire, and would think everything possible has been done to ensure only the best materials were in place. 

Cable Services Group installs defibrillators at all its branches

Cable Services are the UK’s number one specialist electrical equipment and component distributor. We supply a wide range of cable and cable accessories to the domestic housing, commercial and industrial sectors from our UK locations based in Wrexham, Liverpool, Stone, Swindon and Glasgow.

We are delighted to announce that we have now installed Defibrillators at all our sites and have notified all local businesses that these Defibrillators are available to them should they have an emergency.

We have informed all local businesses of the location and have added a map so they are clear to where each defib is situated at each site.

Electrical power training specialist launches innovative new course

A new technical course has been launched to boost the skills of personnel working with high voltage electrical equipment, within the maritime industry.

Teesside-based electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Group has launched the Refresher in the Safe Operation of Offshore/Maritime High Voltage Power Systems course, in response to customer demand for refresher and reassessment courses for the maritime industry.

The aim of the course is to provide refresher training to electro-technical officers, senior engineers and other senior authorised personnel who are responsible for carrying out high voltage switching duties and the issuing safety documents associated with such work.

Are You Making These Six Common Construction Site Mistakes?

Construction sites have a reputation for being dangerous places to work.

It’s true that construction sites are inherently hazardous environments. Carelessness is also one of the root causes of a vast majority of onsite accidents. Simple mistakes can have a huge impact. 

But with a healthy and resilient approach to onsite safety, you can minimise risks and ensure that workers are as safe as possible.

Scruffs, one of the UK’s leading experts in innovative safety wear have outlined some of the most common construction site mistakes. With the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and with a lot of common sense, you can do your part to ensure your own safety, and the safety of your team.

PowerBreaker – Relaunched, Refreshed, Revitalised!

PowerBreaker

GreenBrook has relaunched its market leading brand of Powerbreaker RCDs by increasing the range to offer the most comprehensive selection of RCD safety products on the market.  An informative new brochure detailing the range of 10mA, 30mA, Active & Passive products entitled “A Guide to Electrical Safety” is available now, along with a new website solely dedicated to this impressive range (please see www.powerbreaker.co.uk).

Safety Boot Ratings – What Do They Mean?

boots

At first glance, safety boot ratings might resemble a meaningless stream of letters and numbers, chosen at random by the shoe manufacturers to make their products look more important.

But safety footwear standards are not to be taken lightly. Your employers are legally required to ensure that the shoes you wear offer adequate protection for the job at hand. Safety ratings are designed to effectively communicate the sort of protection the shoes offer -whether it’s heat resistant, penetration resistant, electrical resistant, or otherwise.

Martindale Electric to support SkillELECTRIC UK final

Martindale Electric, the leaders in safe isolation, has become a sponsor of SkillELETRIC – the electrical industry’s skills competition.

The firm has agreed to donate eight of its top of the range safe isolation kits to the competition for use in November’s national final at the Skills Show in Birmingham.

The kits will be used as part of the two-day competition, where eight of the UK’s top apprentices will carry out a series of practical tests and tasks based on the workplace scenarios faced by electricians, and will compete to represent the UK at the biennial WorldSkills event – the world’s largest skills competition - in Kazan in 2019. 

Electrical Safety Campaign Reaches Millions

NAPIT’s consumer focussed electrical safety campaign has reached nearly three million people nationwide throughout 2016, bringing essential advice to householders on using competent, registered installers.

A local newspaper campaign, which ran over six months, was delivered to 1.7 million readers in 900,000 households by NAPIT to provide quality advice to the British public through a set of Home Safety Guidance Documents.

These documents were designed by industry experts in the Electrical Safety Roundtable as a way of bringing under one roof the key home safety checks that allow landlords to demonstrate the safety of the properties they let for legal, insurance and marketing purposes, as well as helping homeowners ensure their homes are safe.

AWEsome Training

AWEsome Training

A smart home has become a reality for many people. As products have become more affordable, it is no longer just for the rich and famous. Home owners are up scaling their properties to benefit from the latest smart home systems, and they need someone to install these for them. Proactive and market conscious electricians could benefit from this upsurge in business.