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Take The Sun Seriously And Protect Your Workers, Says UK

 
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Take The Sun Seriously And Protect Your Workers, Says UK Safety Firm







Released on: May 20, 2011, 7:57 am
Author: Safetyshop
Industry: Industrial

With the summer months fast approaching, all parts of the UK are starting to enjoy some sunshine on a regular basis. Itís always quite amusing to see a colleague come into work after a weekend with a bright red nose after spending too much time in the sun, but there is a serious side to excess sun exposure.

Health and safety specialist Safetyshop has called on all companies that employ people to work outdoors to make sure they take steps to help protect their workers from the effects of sun exposure this summer. Due to Britainís climate, providing staff with suitable sun protection is often not a high priority for most businesses, but prolonged exposure to the sunís harmful ultraviolet rays is a serious problem.

Employers are responsible for their employeesí health and safety at work, and when it comes to protection from the sun there are a number of steps that can be taken. Getting workers to cover up and avoid exposure at lunchtime Ė the hottest part of the day Ė is a good start. Providing access to sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15, and encouraging employees to wear workwear such as hats are also positive moves.

Safetyshop helps companies to look after their workforces by providing access to a huge range of products, but according to Bhavna Mistry, Product Manager at Safetyshop, a large number of companies remain oblivious to the dangers that the sun can pose.

Bhavna said: "The UK isnít really known for its hot summers and blazing sunshine, which probably explains why businesses donít always see the sun as a health and safety issue. However, people who work outside without sun protection are putting themselves at risk, and employers have a responsibility to act.

"With Safetyshopís help, protecting workers against the sunís rays is straightforward, which is why we are calling on all businesses to educate their
staff."

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About Safetyshop:
Safetyshop became a trading division of Stockport-based Brady Corporation Ltd following an acquisition in 2005. The company was established in 1970 and through various acquisitions of its own, Safetyshop has gone on to become the leading safety products manufacturer in the UK, producing a range of 18,000 products from eye protection to Hi visibility clothing at its 34,000 square foot UK facility in Cheshire.

For further information contact Kim Slack:
Email: kim_slack@safetyshop.com
Website: http://www.safetyshop.com/
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