Frequently Asked Questions

General

Eye protection is available in two main forms: Spectacles and Goggles

Spectacles are economical, lightweight and are suitable when there is low risk in the environment. Goggles are a heavy form of eye protection and should be used when the environment poses a high risk to the eyes. They protect lateral and vertical and are necessary where thermal, chemical, and mechanical risks are present. Don't see what you want or need some help? Call us on 0208 525 0005

Protective Footwear

We provide an extensive range of footwear, from trainers and shoes, to rigger and hiker boots to protect your feet whatever your work environment. You can find trusted brands such as DeWalt, Sterling Safetywear, and Apache that feature the latest protective components that comply with British and European safety standards. If you need waterproofing, steel toe caps or chemical resistant footwear, we're sure you can find it from us. Need some help? Call us on 0208 525 0005

Eye Protection Range

Eye protection is a vital part of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In different work environments, your eyes are exposed to dangers such as chemical splash, dust, projectiles and even radiation. That's why we supply a complete range of eye protection from reputable brands such as Bollé and JSP that conform to British and European safety standards.

Safety

What do I need to do to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005?

The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is risk of a fall that is liable to cause personal injury. They place duties on employers, the self-employed and any person who controls the work of others (such as facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height).

Those with duties under the Regulations must ensure that:

  • all work at height is properly planned and organised
  • those involved in work at height are competent
  • the risks from work at height are assessed, and appropriate work equipment is selected and used
  • the risks of working on or near fragile surfaces are properly managed
  • the equipment used for work at height is properly inspected and maintained

For managing work at height and selecting the most appropriate equipment, dutyholders must:

  • avoid work at height where possible, for example doing the work from ground level using extending equipment
  • use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls, where work at height cannot be avoided, for example cherry pickers or scaffolding
  • use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and consequences of potential falls, where the risk cannot be eliminated, for example nets or bean bags