Knowledge Base

  1. Fire Exit Arrow Up Signage Explained

    The meaning of Fire Exit Arrow Up Signage

    All workplaces and public buildings are required by law to ensure the occupants of the building can escape to a place of safety, in reasonable time and along a fire protected route. To ensure building owners mount fire exit arrow up signs in the correct positions and locations it is important that a fire risk assessment is carried out which will determine where you can mount your fire exit up arrow signs, keep in mind whilst carrying out your fire risk assessment that wherever you are standing inside the building you must be able to visibly see some type of fire exit sign. Fire exit signs with an up arrow are designed in various materials, sizes and formats all of which will depend on the environment and size of the building where they are going to be mounted, for example, in small premises such as shops and offices often self-adhesive material fire exit arrow up signs can be the ideal choice taking into consideration the environments which

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  2. Why Every Household Needs Clinell Wipes

    Why Every Household Needs Clinell Wipes

    Clinell universal wet wipes are in high demand due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, sought after by everyone from households, the health sector and medical professionals worldwide. The Clinell range is designed to clean, sanitise and disinfect in under 11 seconds and Kills at least 99.99% of pathogens and is now the UK’s most trusted single-step detergent and disinfectant which is ideal for use on both surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. Their patented near-neutral pH formula ensures exceptional material compatibility and is proven to kill at least 99.99% of pathogens after 10 seconds, norovirus within one minute and reduce instances of MRSA by 55% and Clinell universal wipes are effective against Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds.

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  3. Dealing With Covid-19 In The Workplace

    Dealing With Covid-19 In The Workplace

    What does a business need to do to protect their staff? keep reminding your staff and customers to wear face masks in any indoor areas or where required by law, for example using signage as a reminder. Business owners are not responsible for making sure customer wear face coverings but you can take appropriate steps to make sure customers know they need to wear a face covering, this is a vital reminder to help reduce transmission especially when your customers are going to be around other people they don't normally meet.

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  4. Need Building Work Done?

    Need Building Work Done?

    Following the simple steps in this article will help you meet your responsibilities as a client and ensure construction work and repairs are undertaken safely and without damaging worker’s and other people’s health. What does CDM 2015 do? Complying with CDM 2015 will help ensure that no-one is harmed during the work, and that your building is safe to use and maintain while giving you good value.

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  5. The Safe Use Of Ladders

    The Safe Use Of Ladders

    This article is for employers on the simple, sensible precautions they should take to keep people safe when using ladders and stepladders in the workplace. This will also be useful for employees and their representatives. Following this guidance is normally enough to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR).

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  6. Guidance Regarding Escape Routes

    Guidance Regarding Escape Routes

    This section provides further guidance on the general principles that apply to escape routes and provides examples of typical escape route solutions for a range of common building layouts. The guidance is based on premises of normal risk so if your premises (or part of your premises) are higher (or lower) risk you should adapt the solution accordingly.

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  7. Staff Attendance Boards

    Staff Attendance Boards

    Your employees within your business are vital to the day-to-day operations of your business, what is important to the business owner is ensuring you know where your staff are at any given time. This does not mean where they are within your premises or necessarily what they are doing but more importantly if they are present within the building or not.

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  8. Why traffic signs?

    Why traffic signs?

    Clear and efficient signing is an essential part of highway and traffic engineering and a road with poor signing or with badly maintained signs is an unsatisfactory road. Road users depend on signing for information and guidance; highway authorities depend on signing for the efficient working and the enforcement of traffic regulations, for traffic control, and as an aid to road safety. Signing includes not only signs on posts but also carriageway markings, beacons, studs, bollards, traffic signals and other devices.

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  9. Consumer benefits of photo luminescent signs

    Consumer benefits of photo luminescent signs

    Throughout the UK there are thousands of businesses including offices, factories, warehouses, schools, public buildings, hospitals, shopping centres and the list goes on who all rely upon these photo-luminescent or glow in the dark if you prefer, signs. The signs are self-charging either by daylight or interior lighting and when a certain level of darkness is achieved the signs will self-illuminate, they will actually glow to show the contents of the sign in the dark, let’s say for example you place a glow in the dark sign in the corridor showing fire exit with an arrow then this sign as well as some of the corridor will be illuminated to provide minimal but an adequate amount of light to illuminate your route to the exit. By providing these signs in your premises you will not only assist your staff but members of the public and visitors too.

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  10. Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos

    Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos

    Why is asbestos a problem? Large amounts of asbestos were used in new and refurbished buildings before 2000. Usage began to decline in the 1970s and blue asbestos (crocidolite) had a voluntary ban in 1970. Blue and brown (amosite) asbestos were banned by law in 1985. Uses of white asbestos (chrysotile) were banned in 1999. Everything else and most second-hand supply (except for very high performance materials) was banned by 2000. Therefore, all supply of materials containing asbestos is banned, including making materials available to a third party in any way, whether or not for any payment. A large number of premises and older plant and equipment still contain some form of asbestos.

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