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2021

September

Prepare for the peak: Reduce product damages with smart cutting tools

September 21, 2021

With the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming large on the horizon, and Christmas not far beyond that, there is no better time to get a handle (literally!) on what you can do to reduce..

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5 common mistakes people make when trying to stay warm

September 8, 2021

People often don’t realise that they may be in just as much danger from overheating in these cold environments as they are from getting too cold.Staying safe and healthy in extremes of heat and..

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August

Reining in rogue spend

August 5, 2021

Regulating company spend – and preventing rogue purchasing – is an ongoing challenge for many businesses but one which, if tackled effectively, has potential to result in savings running into the..

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July

What makes safety shoes safe? Safety ratings explained

July 21, 2021

As part of our blog series exploring what makes safety shoes safe, we take you through the most common ratings and what they mean.

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Driving sustainability in logistics

July 19, 2021

The logistics industry faces a challenge, but also a unique opportunity, to make a huge difference in this area. The nature of the job might mean that we need to be fast-paced, react quickly and..

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June

How delivery drivers are reducing injuries with the right safety footwear

June 22, 2021

Some 2.8 billion packages were delivered in the UK alone in the financial year 2019/20 – 209 million more than the previous year. With the boom in e-commerce and increased demand for home delivery..

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Overcoming a throwaway mindset to drive sustainability in PPE

June 8, 2021

In many instances, it has also made us care more about our planet.

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May

7 reasons to choose a career in logistics

May 25, 2021

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of seven reasons why we think logistics would make a great career choice, as a starting point for businesses looking to nail down their recruitment..

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Set your sights on warehouse safety

May 18, 2021

What do we mean by this? Well, businesses can get weighed down in the exact wording of safety protocols, the amount of PPE to order, or what they should say to employees to get them to engage with..

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Cutting through the noise for safer warehouses

May 11, 2021

As a business, you could do everything possible to minimise the risk of accidents happening, but one still happens. This is because workplace safety is a partnership, and your employees have an..

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What makes safety shoes safe? Care and maintenance

May 7, 2021

You wouldn’t spend money on a shiny new motor and drive it as supplied until it wore out. For a start, you wouldn’t get very far without filling the tank. Then there’s the MOT, service, new tyres,..

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April

Preventing injuries in the logistics sector

April 30, 2021

With such a wide range of physically-demanding roles, from hauliers, to warehouse pickers and packers, couriers, forklift operators and reworkers, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to..

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Staying safe through working together

April 29, 2021

Research shows engaged workforces are not only better at preventing workplace accidents, but also boost productivity, generate higher profits, demonstrate increased loyalty, and take fewer sick..

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Five steps to retain your best staff

April 14, 2021

The problem comes when businesses lose people because they aren’t taking care of them as they should, whether that’s financially, physically, psychologically or through lack of opportunities for..

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March

Can the logistics industry make warehouses safer for pedestrians?

March 30, 2021

We have a wealth of legislation governing health and safety at work. As HSEQ, warehouse and operations managers, we know the importance of having separate vehicle and pedestrian routes, of..

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What makes safety shoes safe? Pt 1: The Sole

March 2, 2021

In this first part of our new series exploring what makes safety shoes safe, we turn our attention to another essential part of protective footwear – the sole.

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February

What do peak periods mean for warehouse safety?

February 26, 2021

When you’re operating at peak capacity or beyond, the risk of injury is higher than ever. You’re handling more stock, which may mean more manual lifting, there are more workers on the ground, and..

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Reduce Slips And Trips this Winter

February 1, 2021

During winter months, poor light levels, ice and snow present additional hazards that increase the risk of accidents happening.

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2020

May

5 essentials of going back to work after lockdown

May 11, 2020

As businesses in the UK prepare for the easing of lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks and months, millions of workers are facing a return to offices, warehouses and factories.

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Reducing the environmental impact of coronavirus

May 11, 2020

News reports from 2020 will contain images of people walking down the street and driving their cars wearing masks and disposable gloves, and of supermarket shelves stripped bare of cleaning..

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Protecting your employees against COVID-19: know your PPE

May 11, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for certain types of PPE like disposable gloves and face masks has increased exponentially.

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The Challenges Of Keeping Warehouse Visitors Safe

May 2, 2020

They may be unfamiliar with many of the hazards they could encounter, but even just walking around can be dangerous. According to government statistics, slip, trip or fall accidents accounted for..

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April

Want to boost productivity? Get comfortable…

April 6, 2020

But, far from it, studies show that making your employees comfortable could actually be a way of boosting your business’s bottom line.

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March

How To Attract And Keep Young Talent: The Five As

March 23, 2020

“There is so much power and beauty in youth. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes and such lively determination, and create much-needed change by throwing convention out the window.” -..

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6 Ways To Keep Your Most Valuable Employees

March 9, 2020

Staff retention is just as important as staff recruitment. Failure to retain talent can have a negative effect on team morale as well as the obvious financial impact it would cause.

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January

Electrical Safety: Don’t Run The Risk

January 20, 2020

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for error. Any failure to follow safety regulations – no matter how small – can have disastrous consequences for individuals and businesses..

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2019

December

How an Investment In Safety Could Generate Rich Rewards

December 28, 2019

We know that a happy workforce is a productive one – that's nothing new. As we prepare to enter 2020, staff engagement practices are at an all-time high. We see many companies taking steps to lead..

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After Dark: Staying Safe This Winter

December 16, 2019

While many of us might lament the shorter daylight hours and long for the return of summer the long evenings, most of us probably don’t think as much as we should about the dangers that shifting..

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Cold Weather Protection: Staying Safe This Winter

December 2, 2019

As in the summer months, keeping your employees safe during winter is all about taking the right precautions and providing them with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Most..

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November

Price vs Value: Is It All About The Money When It Comes to Safety?

November 18, 2019

A Big Decision

Choosing how best to invest in protecting your workforce from on-the-job injuries and illness is a big decision. Getting it wrong isn’t an option; not only could lives be on the..

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2018

October

Hand tool safety: tips for every workplace

October 11, 2018

Items like scissors, box cutters and utility knives are used in many offices. They may not be used as frequently – perhaps not even every day – but it is no less important that they are used..

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Mini tools: why bigger isn’t always better

October 9, 2018

This is the case with the Slice® mini box cutter. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but featuring the same blade as the company’s standard-size box cutters, it is capable of cutting..

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How to prevent hand injuries in the workplace

October 7, 2018

Providing the proper safety precautions have been followed, most hand injuries are avoidable. But, sadly, they are still all too common in the workplace.

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A safer cutting experience: safety knives for the workplace

October 5, 2018

The company has revolutionised the safety blade market by re-examining cutting tool design, resulting in a blade that offers premium performance while eliminating accidental workplace injuries.

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April

Make Your Corporate Values Visible by Using Branded Corporate Clothing

April 17, 2018

Finding Your Identity

You may not think you can find a unique identity for your logistics warehouse, but it’s more than possible with branded clothing. Polo shirts are especially good for the..

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Considerations When Purchasing Hi Vis Workwear

April 5, 2018

In order for a piece of clothing to achieve high visibility, it must be made from fluorescent materials and have reflective strips. Fluorescent materials allow a person to be seen during the day,..

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March

The Current PPE Directive And Reasons For Change

March 20, 2018

History

To promote a single European market for goods, the European Union (EU) began what is referred to as the New Approach. The idea of the New Approach was that all products should be required..

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Four Key PPE Changes To Make in 2018

March 7, 2018

Wearable technology

Wearable technology is the latest trend for both consumers and in the workplace. This includes devices that you may have once dreamed of and some that are even beyond your..

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February

Hand Injuries in the Workplace: What Do the Statistics Say?

February 20, 2018

Economics of Hand Safety,

Hand injuries are expensive injuries. In the EU, 31.5% of accidents at work were wounds and superficial injuries, of which many would have been to hands. This was the..

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The Importance Of Proper Fit Safety Gloves

February 6, 2018

Why does proper fit matter?

The simple answer is, safety gloves that do not fit will not protect your hands. This is true of all PPE. Whether you are trying to protect your head, your feet or your..

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January

Ongoing Inspection and Maintenance of Safety Footwear

January 23, 2018

Ongoing inspection and maintenance of safety footwear requires physical examination, testing, cleaning, repair if necessary, worker training in maintenance of the footwear, and replacement as..

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Sourcing Slip-Resistant Safety Shoes: Top Tips

January 12, 2018

The truth is that the only way to be sure whether footwear is appropriate is to properly test it in your environment. There are, however, a few rules:

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2017

December

Cold Weather? The effects and how to keep safe with PPE

December 18, 2017

Here are 3 potential Health Issues and tips on how to prevent them happening to your workforce this winter:

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November

How Corporate Workwear Affects Brand Identity

November 2, 2017

Professionalism and the Brand:

Wearing uniform business clothing signifies professionalism.

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October

How To Create A Safe Workplace

October 9, 2017

In the UK alone, “30.4 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury, and the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions was £14.1..

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September

Eliminate Hand Injuries In The Workplace

September 4, 2017

Sprains, fractures and breaks aren’t the only types of hand injuries, the most common are cuts, lacerations and punctures. The risk of these injuries often get overlooked; however, they can..

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July

Comfort vs Safety: A Necessary Trade-Off?

July 31, 2017

So how many workers would say their safety footwear is really giving all day comfort?

Safety footwear is designed to be the final line of defence if an accident was to happen.  We all know how..

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May

The Cost Of Low Morale

May 12, 2017

Not totally sure how morale affects your profitability?  Here are just 5 ways, check them out:

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April

On Your Feet All Day?

April 21, 2017

Standing-related injuries – what are they?

Workers required to spend long periods of time on their feet are at risk of pain and discomfort affecting feet, shins and calves, knees, thighs, hips and..

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March

How Important Is Branded Corporate Wear?

March 31, 2017

Get your culture right:

One of the most significant advantages of Corporate Wear is that it helps to engender a distinct corporate culture among employees. There are many different options of..

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How To Beat Non-Compliance

March 24, 2017

What is the common cause for non-compliance?

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Choosing PPE for Your Workforce: A Quick Checklist

March 17, 2017

Only Purchase Certified Products

Perhaps the most paramount decision in choosing PPE for your workforce is ensuring it is of the highest quality by purchasing certified products that comply with..

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The Smart Approach To Safety Gloves

March 10, 2017

By improving the hand protection section used at your business, you can actually make a positive effect on your bottom line.  A better-quality product will reduce hand injuries cutting out..

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February

Are Your Brand Values Aligned? Here’s How To Make A Difference

February 24, 2017

A study by Cornell Hospitality Quarterly researched the effects that Corporate Wear has on employee attitudes towards their job, levels of satisfaction, and overall performance. Results showed..

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How To Make Compliance A Reality: Here’s 4 Proven Steps

February 17, 2017

Selecting the right PPE is the first step towards full compliance. This doesn’t have to be complicated, iSB Group will find you the right products for your specific needs and focus on true..

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How To Dramatically Reduce Workplace Accidents

February 10, 2017

Industrial accidents are expensive. Lost productivity, potential loss of a member of staff (hopefully, a temporary loss), HSE investigations and potential fines. One of the highest hidden costs is..

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9 Key Steps To Drastically Improve Workplace Safety

February 3, 2017

A 2013 Gallup Study found that, looking at company’s level of employee engagement, the top 25% differed significantly to the bottom 25%:

48% fewer accidents

21% higher productivity

22% higher..

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January

The Essential Next Step Towards Better Staff Engagement

January 27, 2017

The efforts you can make to improve comfort largely depends on your unique work environment. There are lots of considerations and tailoring the right solution which best fits, is something we at..

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One Basic Change That Can Drastically Improve Productivity

January 23, 2017

The most significant issue a business can consider is comfort. Increase your staff’s comfort and they become happier, a happier workforce filters through to your customers improving their..

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Steel or Plastic? You Decide!

January 13, 2017

Aluminium Toecap Footwear

Aluminium toecaps are very popular.  They’re just as strong as steel but lighter weight.  Our customers really like our Contemporary**** range of safety footwear, these..

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Working Safely In Wet And Icy Conditions

January 6, 2017

Stay safe. High quality, properly fitting, slip resistant footwear is vitally important for worker safety. Workers need footwear that is suitable for the job and for the working conditions. It is..

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2016

December

How To Choose The Right Safety Gloves

December 22, 2016

There are protective gloves available for practically any kind of job. The trick is to determine what type of performance, fit and comfort level your employees need. Comfort level may seem the..

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Common Misconceptions About Work Wear

December 16, 2016

#1. Workwear is expensive

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After Dark: High Visibility PPE

December 9, 2016

What is High-Visibility PPE?

High-visibility PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is clothing containing “glow-in-the-dark” properties, usually in the form of reflective tape. There are three..

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5 Tips To Protect Your Hands This Winter

December 2, 2016

Choose Appropriate PPE

It’s imperative to protect your hands in all environments. Exposure to cold or freezing conditions can slow work rate, cause discomfort and in worse conditions create health..

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November

Taking The Right Step: Safety Footwear

November 25, 2016

When you decide to buy safety footwear, you need to examine your needs, and the needs of your job. For example, if you’re on your feet all day, you need to have shoes that fit comfortably, and..

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October

Why Comfort Could Hinder Productivity

October 12, 2016

European safety standards have to be adhered to by all companies, but with a wide range of complying, safety footwear available, focusing on comfort and fit are highly important when selecting the..

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April

New ladies footwear range

April 1, 2016

The range is designed to eliminate all pressure points and the flexibility of both the lining and insole create a “slipper” effect… a feeling of lightness and instant comfort! The innovative lining..

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February

New 2016 Signs Catalogue

February 9, 2016

Remember to take advantage of our exclusive 10% discount which is automatically applied to all signs orders placed online. Not only that but, your online order is prioritised to ensure you get the..

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2014

July

A massive leap forward

July 30, 2014

MTS are European leading manufacturers of innovative safety shoes and boots for all trades and requirements; the MTS footwear range is real cutting-edge gear – technology packed bringing heaps of..

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May

One great show!

May 1, 2014

Contact our team to find out more about the products showcased.

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