Safety Direct Blog

  1. All You Need to Know About Face Masks

    All You Need to Know About Face Masks

    From Monday 10th of August, the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and shopping centres across Ireland, in addition to while travelling on public transport. The government are also recommending the wearing of masks in situations where social distancing is difficult, in order to prevent a rise in community transmission. 

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  2. Farm Safety Week 2020

    Farm Safety Week 2020

    Farm Safety Week 2020 marks the eight annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland, an initiative which is led by the IFA in Ireland and is supported by agencies such as the Yellow Wellies in the UK, the HSA and members of the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee. The message for this year's campaign is: Save Lives: Let's

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  3. The Importance of Using and Storing Hand Sanitiser Correctly

    The Importance of Using and Storing Hand Sanitiser Correctly

    Since the beginning of Coronavirus, Hand Sanitiser has quickly become the norm in our everyday lives and with that it is vital we understand the importance of correctly using and storing it. We all know that cleaning our hands with warm soap and water is one of the most effective steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to

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  4. We Are Open for Business

    We Are Open for Business

    We are pleased to announce that our retail stores are now open. We would like to update our customers on the following changes in-store, in line with advised health & safety procedures and guidelines: Our stores are open from Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 17:30 and on Saturdays, 8:30 - 14.00 Sanitation Stations are available

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  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Signs

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Signs

    With the current global pandemic, clear and effective health and safety signage is more important than ever. At Safety Direct, we are proud to offer an extensive range of superior quality, COVID-19 related signs, banners and posters.   Our signs are ideal for use in any working environment, or in areas where there is a steady traffic

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  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Safety Direct

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Safety Direct

    Dear customers, As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the country, we have made the difficult decision to close our retail stores from Monday 16th of March. We regret the inconvenience this will cause to our customers, however we feel this is a necessary action to protect both our staff and customers from virus transmission in

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  7. The Difference between Anti-static and ESD – A Safety Footwear Example

    The Difference between Anti-static and ESD – A Safety Footwear Example

    There is often confusion between the terms ESD and antistatic, and not just when it comes to safety footwear. While one includes the other, to deduce the same is true in reverse is generally incorrect. Although both terms refer to contact resistance, there are fundamental differences between the two. Confused? Worry not. We are going to shed some

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  8. Mascot Accelerate: The Range That Can Match Any Situation

    Mascot Accelerate: The Range That Can Match Any Situation

    One range for multiple industries The overarching flexibility throughout MASCOT® ACCELERATE offers a wide range of functions, colours and possibilities to a wealth of different industries. MASCOT® ACCELERATE contains so many different products, product types and product functions that it is able to offer solutions for a wide range of sectors and

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  9. Farm Safety Week 2019 at Safety Direct

    Farm Safety Week 2019 at Safety Direct

    Joe Healy, IFA President, visited Safety Direct this week to prepare for Farm Safety Week. When asked about the importance of farm safety, Healy commented that ‘managing health and safety on our farms must be a constant in our daily plans and activities for our own safety and that of our families, employees and visitors to our farms. Small

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  10. Are You Confused About EN388? Here's What You Need to Know

    Are You Confused About EN388? Here's What You Need to Know

    To help clear up confusion, David Langridge, Laboratory and Technical Manager at Polyco Heathline, talks about the complexities of EN388 and how to make sense of the new regulations. In 2016 the EN388 standard for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was revised and came into force this April. These changes will have a noticeable impact,

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