Make sure you meet your duty of care to employee and personal safety. To help you, we ensure all HSS products conform to the Health & Safety at Work Act.
All round protection: grade 1 goggles to EN 166.B
Less hazardous work: grade 2 spectacles.
Breathing mask levels:
1. General Purpose, Disposable Masks
General purpose, disposable masks for low-risk dust and water-based airborne sprays.
2. Respiratory Disposable Masks
Respiratory disposable masks with charcoal filter for welding fumes, ozone and most nuisance level odours.
3. Consult Product Supplier
Consult product supplier for guidance and COSHH data information.
Welding masks or goggles are included with your equipment.
Protection against high noise levels. Earplugs are suitable for short-term work.
To BS EN 345 for toe protection.
The Construction Confederation and Hire Association Europe in partnership with the HSE have developed a simple 'traffic light' system of colour coding to show the vibration risks associated with tools and equipment. All equipment in this catalogue with a vibration risk follows the traffic light system shown below.
Gauntlets, PVC, cotton or rigger gloves for hand protection.
Protect against falling objects. Compulsory on site. Bump caps protect from overhead obstacles.
Power Breaker RCD
Residual Current Devices protect from electric shock. Strongly recommended for electrical equipment used outdoors or in damp conditions.
Equipment designed for personnel lifting. Use of safety restraint harness recommended.
Use only for vertical lifts. Position or suspend equipment from a safe point to take weight of load and equipment.
Use at any angle for lifting, pulling or dragging. Anchor to a secure point able to take load force applied. Allow for contact friction if dragging.
Do not use "load" cable/chain as sling. Prevent hook overcrowding, with a "bow" shackle. Join lifting equipment with a 'D' shackle. Protect sharp edges to prevent load damage.
Ensure load is balanced & personnel stand clear. Attach "tag" lines to control rotation. Never leave equipment unattended. Ensure unobstructed landing site accepts equipment plus load in size & weight.
Ensure safety catches are engaged and load chains/cables are untangled and hang freely.
Collecting it Yourself
If you are collecting equipment, weights are shown in kilograms and are supported by symbols indicating the type of vehicle needed, Where no symbol is shown the equipment may be carried in a family saloon.
Items can be transported in an estate car.
Items can be towed.
Items can be transported in a truck.
7.5 Ton Truck
Items can be transported in a 7.5 ton truck.