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  1. National Water Safety Awareness Week 2021

    National Water Safety Awareness Week 2021

    National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from Monday 14th - Sunday 20th June, and aims to promote water safety and highlight potential dangers that could be encountered whilst enjoying Ireland's coastal and inland waterways.    According to Water Safety Ireland, an average of 120 drownings occur each year, with the majority of

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  2. Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day Gift Ideas

    With Father's Day just around the corner on the 20th June, why not get your gift shopping done early - at Safety Direct we have a wide variety of high quality goods that would make the perfect gift.   We supply the leading brands in footwear, workwear, personal protection and much more.  For some inspiration, check out our list of Gift

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  3. Fire Safety Week 2020

    Fire Safety Week 2020

    This week (5th-12th) October marks National Fire Safety Week an initiative jointly run with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. The main aim of Fire Safety Week is to enhance fire safety within the home and this year's theme is, "STOP Fire - Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives".   About Fire Safety Week: The purpose of the

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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