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Personal safety

Personal safety is a crucial part of health and safety requirements.

Whether you work in a Food and Beverage manufacturing environment or an Automotive factory operation, selecting the right PPE gear to ensure operatives are protected adequately to keep them safe and adhere to regulations is a must. View our online PPE selector where you can search by your industry and then by body category discover the relevant range for you, or select from our product sections below.

Manufacturer: 3M, Bolle, Facom, Honeywell, JSP, Protector, RS Pro

Manufacturer: Ansell, BM Polyco, Delta Plus, Kimberly Clark, RS Pro, Skytec, UVEX

Manufacturer: Delta Plus, Dickies, RS Pro, Scruffs, Sibille

Manufacturer: 3M Peltor, Howard Leight, JSP, RS Pro

Manufacturer: 3M Peltor, JSP, Petzl, Protector, RS Pro

Manufacturer: 3M, Delta Plus, JSP, Moldex, Protector, RS Pro

Manufacturer: Ansell, Bahco, BM Polyco, Delta plus, Honeywell, Kimberly Clark, Mapa, RS Pro, Skytec, UVEX

Manufacturer: 3M, Dickies, DuPont, Kimberly Clark, Micogard, RS Pro, Sibille, Tychem, Tyvek

Manufacturer: Dickies, RS Pro

Machine safety

Machinery and other equipment can present significant hazards to personnel when in operation. While physical guarding is the first line of protection, there is often a need for operators to interact with the machinery when running and this is where machine safety systems help prevent injury. RS has a market leading range of machine safety products from safety relays and controllers to interlocking guard switches and light curtains, so whether you are a maintenance engineer or a machine builder we have the safety components you know & trust.

Manufacturer: Pilz, Guardmaster, Schmersal, Schneider Electric, IDEM

Manufacturer: Pilz, Allen-Bradley, Sick, Schneider Electric, Omron, IDEM

Manufacturer: Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Omron

Manufacturer: Werma, Schneider Electric, Patlite, Moflash

Manufacturer: Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Lovato

Manufacturer: Bernstein Safety, Schneider Electric

Manufacturer: Allen Bradley, Siemens

Manufacturer: Sick

Manufacturer: Sick

Electrical safety

To protect against the hazards of electricity, there are a number of measures that should be taken.
Ensuring the supply circuits are to specification, including earthing, insulation and continuity needs to be a focus, as well as ensuring protective devices are operating correctly.
Before any maintenance work is carried out on circuits, it is critical to ensure these are dead and locked off to prevent re-energisation. The testers used for this should be proved OK against a known "live" reference point to avoid a false safe reading.
Portable electrical applicances also need inspecting and testing to ensure that they remain safe during their working life.

Manufacturer: Martindale

Manufacturer: RS Pro

Manufacturer: RS Pro, Brady

Manufacturer: RS Pro, K&N, Eaton, ABB, C+D

Manufacturer: Facom, Bahco, Sibile

Manufacturer: Megger, Seaward, Martindale, Fluke

Site safety

All industrial and commercial sites must put in place procedures and measures to keep their workforce safety. Potential site safety risks can arise from maintenance or refurbishment work creating various hazards to fire safety and first aid - both areas which require appropriate precautions are put in place by law.In the following pages you will see highlights from our extensive site safety offer which includes a comprehensive range of signage, barriers, spill kits, first aid and fire safety products - all available from stock for next day delivery.Just another way we can take the work out of keeping your workplace safe.

Manufacturer: Brady, Idento, JSP, Sibille, RS Pro, Wolk

Manufacturer: Fire Safety Supplies, FireBlitz

Manufacturer: Newell Rubbermaid

Manufacturer: 3M, Advance Tapes, Panduit, RS Pro

Manufacturer: Rocol

Manufacturer: RS Pro

Manufacturer: Addgards, Brady, JSP, RS Pro, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Skipper, Tensator, Viso

Manufacturer: Certex Bridon Lifting Systems, DBI-Sala, JSP, Miller, Petzl

Manufacturer: 3M, Lubetech, RS Pro, Rubbermaid Commercial Products

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Workplace safety statistics

During 2014/15 there were 16 workers fatally injured in the manufacturing sector

Source: HSE Manufacturing in Great Britain 2014/15

The most common cause of fatal injury in the workplace is ‘Fall from height’ – just over a quarter of the 144 fatal injuries to workers during 2014/15

Source: HSE: Kinds of accident in Great Britain, 2016

14.1 billion - Annual costs of work-related injury and new cases of illness in 2014/15, excluding long latency illness such as cancer

Source: Estimates based on HSE Cost Model

72,702 non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers in 2015/16

Source: RIDDOR

Over 2,000 workers sustain serious eye injuries at work each year

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

30.4 million working days lost due to work related illness & non-fatal workplace injuries in 2015/16

Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey

11,403 notices issued by all enforcing bodies in 2015/16

Source: HSE Enforcement data

22% of workplace injuries are to the back making it the most injured part of the body

Source: HSE