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  1. Water Safety Awareness Week 2022

    Water Safety Awareness Week 2022

    National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13th - Sunday 19th June, and aims to increase awareness of safe practices around water to reduce potential risks while enjoying Ireland's coastal and inland waterways. According to Water Safety Ireland, an average of 126 people drown each year, with the majority (62%) of these

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  2. World Safety Day 2022: How a Risk Assessment Can Improve Site Safety

    World Safety Day 2022: How a Risk Assessment Can Improve Site Safety

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated this year on the 28th of April. Organised and championed by the ILO (International Labour Organisation), this year’s theme explores the topic of participation and dialogue in creating a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. The ILO defines a strong OHS (occupational health

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  3. Personal Protective Equipment: Must-Have Items

    Personal Protective Equipment: Must-Have Items

    Across industries and workplaces, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a key role in preventing accidents and helping to reduce injuries. As well as adequate training and risk assessments, PPE is an important segment in contributing to an overall safe work environment. Crucially, PPE should be CE marked, which signifies that the PPE meets the

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  4. Working Safely at a Height - The Importance of Using Ladders Correctly

    Working Safely at a Height - The Importance of Using Ladders Correctly

    Ladders and platform steps are widely used across many different industries and workplaces, and are ideal for low-risk and short duration tasks. With widespread use comes a need for education and awareness on how to use a ladder in the most safe and practical way.   The Construction Industry Federation notes that working at height is the

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  5. Clinical Grade Masks and Respirators: A Guide for COVID-19 Protection

    Clinical Grade Masks and Respirators: A Guide for COVID-19 Protection

    New guidance has recently been released by the HSE and Irish government recommending the use of an FFP2 or FFP3 ‘respirator’ rather than a ‘mask’, particularly for:        - Healthcare, nursing home, and care workers        - Those with or suspected of having Covid-19        -

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  6. Antigen Tests and the fight against COVID-19

    Antigen Tests and the fight against COVID-19

    With the spread of COVID-19 and increase in infection rate, antigen tests are an extra measure we can take to help protect ourselves and contacts from COVID-19. It is recommended to take antigen tests if you regularly frequent high-risk environments such as cinemas, theatres, pubs and restaurants or are in frequent contact with others (https://www2

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  7. Safety Direct Christmas Opening Hours

    Safety Direct Christmas Opening Hours

    Dear customer,Our Safety Direct retail stores will be closed from and including Thursday, 24th of December and re-open on Tuesday, 4th of January at 8.30amOur online store will remain open for orders which will be processed from Tuesday, 4th of January We would like to thank you for your custom throughout the year and wishing you a very happy

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  8. Be Safe, Be Seen This Winter: Hi-Vis Clothing Week 2021 at Safety Direct

    Be Safe, Be Seen This Winter: Hi-Vis Clothing Week 2021 at Safety Direct

    Darkness descends early in autumn and winter months. In fact, more pedestrian collisions occur in November through to February, generally from 4pm to 8pm. High visibility (hi-vis) clothing greatly increases the distance at which you can be seen, helping workers, pedestrians, cyclists, and children to stay safe by staying seen. In darkness or in low

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  9. Construction Safety Week 2021

    Construction Safety Week 2021

    This year's CIF Construction Safety Week runs from 25th - 29th October and aims to offer insight on best safety practices and overall wellbeing in the construction industry. Safety Direct offer a huge range of construction industry essential items across Personal Protection, Safety Footwear and Hi-Visibility Clothing and are proud to partner the

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  10. Fire Safety Week 2021 at Safety Direct

    Fire Safety Week 2021 at Safety Direct

    Running from 4th - 11th October, National Fire Safety Week aims to promote fire safety, awareness and education. This year's theme is 'Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives - Test Yours Weekly'.   Smoke Alarms Every home and workplace should have a functioning smoke alarm in order to detect and give early warning of a fire. 82% of fires that

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