An office is a less hazardous place to work than a coal mine, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any dangers. In fact, unless managers are proactive in regards to health and safety, their employees could be at real risk. The RGS Group offers a wide range of products that can be used to improve safety in the workplace. Here are the top three items that managers will want to add to their shopping list:
1 - Warning Signs
One of the key elements of an effective health and safety strategy in an office is to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place. If there are any dangers in the workplace, it is vital for employees to be warned about these hazards. One of the best ways of achieving this is through the use of warning signs. For example, a wet floor sign can effectively and instantly warn people that there is the risk of slipping and suffering an injury.
2 - First Aid Kit
It is a legal requirement for every office to have an appropriate first aid kit. The availability of this equipment can mean the difference between a minor and a severe injury – it can even sometimes be the difference between life and death. Of course, it is also necessary to have people in the office who are trained to use the first aid kit. In order for employers to purchase the appropriate contents for their kit, they will first need to consider their needs. Here at The RGS Group, we are able to provide first aid kits, emergency eyewash kits and burn kits to meet the needs of your setting.
3 - Fire Blanket
All work places are expected to have fire extinguishers, but it is also recommended that there are fire blankets around as well. The benefit of this type of fire-fighting equipment is that no training is required in order to be able to use it. The blanket is made from a special type of fire-retardant material which is able to cut off oxygen to the fire. It can be used for fighting small fires, and can also be put around an individual if their clothing has caught fire. These blankets are usually easily identifiable because of their bright red wrappers, and should be kept in a place where employees can easily see them.
We at The RGS Group will not only be able to provide your office with the right health and safety equipment, but we will also be happy to offer you advice. Please contact us today if you have any questions in regards to your office needs.