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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.

Eye Protection
All round protection: grade 1 goggles to EN 166.B
Less hazardous work: grade 2 spectacles.
Breathing Masks
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
Welding masks or goggles are included with your equipment.
Ear Defenders
Protection against high noise levels. Earplugs are suitable for short-term work.
Safety Footwear
To BS EN 345 for toe protection.
Vibration Caution
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.
High Vibration Risk Equipment
The red glove symbol covers products over 10m/s2. This equipment could cause vibration injury even when used for a short time each day. Specific assessment will be required. Contact Health & Safety Helpdesk for further guidance.
Medium Vibration Risk Equipment
The amber range has been set at 5 to 10m/s2 allowing for two hours maximum daily use without further assessment. Products at the low end of the amber range may be used for longer periods but must be justified by a risk assessment.
Low Vibration Risk Equipment
The green range has been set at 0 to 5m/s2 - allowing equipment to be used regularly throughout an 8 hour day with low risk of vibration injury.
Protective Gloves
Gauntlets, PVC, cotton or rigger gloves for hand protection.
Safety Helmets
Protect against falling objects. Compulsory on site. Bump caps protect from overhead obstacles.
Disposable Overall
Semi-durable polypropylene material protects clothing from accidental splashing and dirt.
Power Breaker RCD
Residual Current Devices protect from electric shock. Strongly recommended for electrical equipment used outdoors or in damp conditions.
Personnel Lifting
Equipment designed for personnel lifting. Use of safety restraint harness recommended.
Vertical Lifting
Use only for vertical lifts. Position or suspend equipment from a safe point to take weight of load and equipment.
Angle Lifting
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.
Sling Lifting
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.
Stable Load
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.
Hook Safety
Ensure safety catches are engaged and load chains/cables are untangled and hang freely.

Transport Symbols

Collecting Yourself

If you are collecting equipment, weights are shown in kilogrammes 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.

Estate Car
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.

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