WISE Worksafe Blog

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Winter

07 Dec 2018

During Britain’s heatwave last summer we covered how to protect outdoor workers in hot weather conditions, but what about cold conditions? With temperatures dropping as we head into the new year, now’s the time to determine whether you have the appropriate processes, equipment and clothing in place to deal with the risks.

Top 10 UK Health and Safety Websites

29 Aug 2018
With a huge amount of information and resources regarding workplace health and safety available online, we decided to create a guide to Britain’s top 10 trusted and most useful health and safety websites. Designed so you can easily find the best guidance without wading through search engines for what you need!

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Hot Weather Conditions

09 Jul 2018
According to research from Imperial College London, working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week in the UK. Anyone who works outdoors for prolonged periods of time needs to be provided with the necessary protection.

Could Safety Footwear Be Causing Your Workers Harm?

18 May 2018
Heard your workers complaining about discomfort or pain as a result of their safety footwear? It could be more serious than you thought! We’ve compiled this simple guide on how to select safety footwear so you can rest assured that your team are safe, healthy, comfortable and able to do their job.

5 Ways to Motivate your Team to Wear PPE

15 Mar 2018
For a number of different reasons many workers are reluctant to use the correct PPE, or may even point blank refuse to wear it at all. This situation is undoubtedly a stressful one for those trying to enforce compliance, so we’ve taken the time to compile the top 5 ways in which you can motivate workers to wear the correct PPE.

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries and How to Reduce Them

25 Sep 2017

The large majority of us will think of cheesy solicitor advertisements when someone says ‘workplace injuries’. Nonetheless, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that over 621,000 people sustained a non-fatal injury at work in 2015/16, and 144 workers were killed. 

The Gender PPE Gap: Keeping Female Employees Protected

14 Aug 2017

With a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) study finding that almost a third of women in construction in the UK believe their career has been held back due to inherent sexism, the construction industry is continuing to face an equality crisis.