If you’re ever faced with an emergency, the last thing you would want is to find yourself unprepared so it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you have a well-stocked first-aid kit available in the work place, at home and in the car.

There are plenty of pre-made first aid kits available and many stockists offer kits tailored to specific situations such kits for outdoor activities and ones for in the office. UK Safety Store has a great selection of situation specific first aid kits. 

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Sanded floors are very popular at the moment and it’s a job that many keen DIYers take on themselves. There are obvious dangers to this kind of work, such as using relatively heavy automatic machinery, fast-moving sander belts, electrical hook-ups, heavy lifting, and the necessity to use various other hand tools.

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painting

Painting is a job that most people have tried at least a couple of times, whether that means a lick of paint on your living room walls or a fresh coat on your garden fence. It is a relatively simple task so many DIYers eschew the cost of a professional and take on the task themselves. 

There is no problem with this, but keen amateurs are often unaware of the best and safest methods to handle and use paints, and there are of course various inherent hazards. 

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New research commissioned by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation (NICEIC) and ELECSA, has found that faulty electrics could be responsible for ruining more than just Christmas this year.

The headline finding form NICEIC, the leading regulatory body for electricians, and ELECSA, one of the most trusted Part P schemes, is that 19 million homes are at risk of a fire this Christmas. 

The research found that UK homeowners are becoming increasingly complacent when it comes to checking the electrics in their homes, despite 80 percent admitting to going ‘over the top’ when it comes to Christmas lights and decorations.  

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Welding carries with it obvious dangers. You are working with a flaming torch after all! But there are a number of hazards and potential dangers you should be aware of if you are carrying out this kind of work, especially if you are not a trained professional.

Here are 5 potential dangers to keep in mind when welding:

 

1) Fumes

Welding gases and fumes contain noxious metal oxide compounds, which needless to say, are detrimental to your health. Any space where you are welding should be well ventilated, and have exhaust systems to keep dangerous gases and fumes away from your breathing space. There are numerous ventilation systems offered, and suppliers such as R-Tech Welding carry extraction systems which are well worth considering in a professional environment.  

 

 

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