If you are at risk for foot injury at your workplace, you should wear the appropriate protective footwear. Smiths Hire Tips when buying new footwear are:-
Try on new boots around midday. Feet normally swell during the day.
Walk in new footwear to ensure it is comfortable.
Boots should have ample toe room (toes should be about 12.5 mm from the front). Do not expect footwear to stretch with wear.
Make allowances for extra socks or special arch supports when buying boots. Try on your new boots with the supports or socks you usually wear at work. Check with the manufacturer if adding inserts affects your level of protection.
Boots should fit snugly around the heel and ankle when laced.
Lace up boots fully. High-cut boots provide support against ankle injury.
At Smiths Hire we've done the hard work for you. Smiths only supply DURO diamond blades, our commitment to providing quality work materials means that we have already searched for the best products at the lowest prices helping our customers save money on every job.
Smiths supply a wide range of diamond blades including the Duro Plus, Duro Standard and Duro Base. If you are unsure about what product to use, simply call our team on 0333 323 2100 who will be happy to help.
Heating and Lighting...
Smiths Hire understand the importance of heating and lighting for many trades. At Smiths we focus on providing quality brands that provide long lasting performance.
Our L.E.D range has recently been launched. The benefits of using L.E.D are vast but the important benefit is the money saved by converting.
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.
All personal protective equipment should be safely designed and constructed, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. It should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed. When engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment to their workers and ensure its proper use. Employers are also required to train each worker required to use personal protective equipment to know:
When it is necessary
What kind is necessary
How to properly put it on, adjust, wear and take it off
The limitations of the equipment
Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment
To carry out any job, Smiths Hire know you need to have the right range of tools suited for your needs. At Smiths we work hard to bring our customers quality, innovative and well made products that represent our commitment to durable products and great customer service.... Go