Paul Skade

The changing market for single use gloves

by Paul Skade

The demand for single-use gloves has increased in the past few months. It is undeniable that the spread of the global pandemic has changed the dynamic between the supply and the demand for single-use PPE. The prices of raw materials have gone up, manufacturing facilities have been shut down (temporarily or partially) and more people are choosing to use gloves every day to protect themselves. 

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A shout-out for hearing protection

by Paul Skade

If there’s one thing hearing protection is good at, it’s blocking-out noise. If there’s one thing it’s bad at, it’s telling the difference between dangerous noise and useful sounds: like colleagues’ voices, spoken instructions, and even alarms. So now that shouting from a close distance (under two metres) is no longer a safe option, how can employers protect their employees’ hearing, and still keep them safe in general?

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Fit properly. Breathe correctly. Protect effectively

by Paul Skade

The current global pandemic has increased the importance of face masks in all walks of life. It literally is a matter of life or death. But the regular use of respiratory protection equipment (RPE) has been visible for years in hazardous industrial environments, helping to protect both your short and long-term health and well-being.

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Why now is not the time for cuts

by Paul Skade

Even in difficult times for industry, there are some cuts you should always avoid. The kind of cuts that can reduce efficiency. That can cost you more than £500 each. And that can put your employees at risk of serious injury, and you at risk of prosecution. The kind of cuts that Martor Knives are specifically designed to protect against.

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Can you hear me? I SAID, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

by Paul Skade

Social distancing is today an essential part of creating a safe working environment and is the World Health Organisation and UK Government’s first choice for preventing the spread of Covid-19. But, keeping an acceptable distance while ensuring clear communication in a manufacturing environment is harder than you might think, given that most industrial environments produce excessive noise.

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No water. No soap. No drying. With ROCOL Scrubs

by Paul Skade

Designed for any product used in environments where contamination is a risk, ROCOL SCRUBS are now NSF registered, lending piece of mind to engineers that these ultra-strong cleaning wipes are suitable for all areas of their facility.

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Help the environment by using biodegradable disposable gloves

by Paul Skade

Catering for the environment is becoming more prevalent for businesses and playing an increasingly important factor in day-to-day operations.

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Are you protecting your eyesight?

by Paul Skade

Many of us take our eyesight for granted. The eye is a very complex organ, and overtime sight will naturally deteriorate. But this process can be significantly accelerated dependant on the tasks we undertake, environments we operate in, and protective equipment we do or don’t utilise.

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Tread carefully to avoid slip-ups

by Paul Skade

Research has revealed that slips, trips and falls account for over 30% of industrial accidents, and up to 50% of accidents in the home or public places. 

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PPE regulation change: Are you prepared?

by Paul Skade

The PPE Regulation has changed, and not necessarily to something simpler. If you're wondering about your duties and obligations around Personal Protection Equipment since 21 April, this expert update will help you and your colleagues stay on the right side of the regulation, and stay safe too.

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