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How Safety Boots Keep You Safe

16 Feb, 2024

Hard work takes its toll, and preventable injuries like aches, pains and strains costs tradies annually.  With the cost of living starting to bite and tradies working overtime to meet demand, taking steps to safeguard your health has never been more important. Thankfully, preventing costly injuries could be as simple as investing in a comfortable pair of...
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Head Injuries In The Workplace

18 Jan, 2024

Those who work regularly on construction sites are at risk of head injuries. If you work on a construction site, hitting your head is not uncommon. Knocks and bumps are usually minor, but sometimes harder hits can occur. Accidents at work can include knocks to the head, falling objects, slips, trips, and falls. It is...
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Heat Stress and You

19 Nov, 2023

With summer in the distance, and the sweltering heat on the way, it's getting closer to that time where we hide away in air-conditioned offices and pretend we don't notice it. Unfortunately, that's not an option for everybody, so we've got something sweet to help you beat the heat.   What is heat stress? According...
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The Importance of Breathable Protective Workwear

2 Nov, 2023

The Importance of Breathable Protective Workwear Breathable garments allow air exchange between the wearer’s body and the environment. When a protective garment is breathable, the fabric or material allows the free movement of air and moisture vapours. Breathability in protective garments is usually achieved through the use of certain fabric technologies or construction techniques that...
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Make Sure You Choose The Right Tint For Your Safety Specs

26 Oct, 2023

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has seen a 41% increase in eye traumas in males sustained in the workplace over the last 5 years, which "likely indicates a lack of awareness and/or adherence to eye safety procedures".   The Director of the Eye and Ear’s Emergency Department, Dr Carmel Crock commented: “We see...
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Our Crowning Achievement - Protective Headwear in the Workplace

19 Oct, 2023

Hard hat head protection is now required on most industrial work sites around the world, and increasingly companies are using hard hats to identify their company and positions within the work force. Any good hard hat should be certified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard '1801:1997 Occupational protective helmets'. A hard hat protects the...
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Put Your Whole Body Into It - PPE and You

13 Oct, 2023

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is a head-to-toe concern. What is PPE? PPE, short for personal protective equipment, refers to the clothing and accessories used to prevent workplace (and DIY) injuries. Every tradie should be able to answer the question, “what is PPE?”. However, too many people take PPE for granted. They might think it’s ‘just...
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Work Boot Safety Standards Explained

12 Oct, 2023

Have you ever thought about what safety standards your work boots meet or what each safety standard means? Know your limits to stay safe on site We throw around the term “steel caps” fairly freely these days. In conversation, it refers to virtually all types of safety boots worn on job sites. From oil rigs to remote mine sites,...
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First Aid For The Snake Season

28 Sep, 2023

It's snake season! And what better time then now for a refresher on being snake prepared for when you're heading into the great outdoors? As we head into snake season, what are the top tips for snake bite prevention? Anytime we are outside in the warmer months we must be aware of the risks that...
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How to Survive a Venomous Snake Bite

22 Sep, 2023

Snakes are out and about - brush up on your snake bite protocol with information sourced from Red Cross Australia and Health Direct, as well as advice from Dr. Christina Zdenek through the ABC.   About Snake Bites: Australia has about 140 species of land snake, and around 32 species of sea snakes have been recorded in Australian...
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