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RPE Face Fit Tests 101: What you need to know

What is an RPE fit test? RPE: respiratory protective equipment An RPE fit test is a quick ten-minute test to check the effectiveness of an RPE mask on an individual. If the mask is deemed unfit for use another option should be tested until a suitable option is found. Qualitative (QLFT) vs Quantitative (QNFT) fit …

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2022 update to (PPER) PPE at work Regulations

April 2022 saw a shift in the 1992 Personal Protection Equipment at work Regulations (PPER). In short, the new regulations aim to protect workers on a wider scale. The responsibilities of employers have increased, in relation to the level of protection they must provide for their employees. The 1992 PPER regulation The 1992 Personal Protection …

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Be Seen, Be Safe: Hi-vis clothing for children

Hi-vis (high visibility) garments can help protect workers by making them visible in high-risk environments. However, workers are not the only people to benefit from the safety provided from this PPE. These garments can also protect children. For example, in the Scandinavian region it is the norm for the entire population to wear hi-vis/reflective gear …

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What is EcoViz? Eco-friendly Hi-Vis Workwear

What is EcoViz? At Rapid Fire Supplies we have recently expanded our range of eco-friendly safety products. Now introducing LEO’s EcoViz hi-vis range. EcoViz is high visibility (hi-vis) workwear with a sustainable twist. Why should hi-vis be eco-friendly? An estimate of £140 million pounds worth of clothing ends up in landfills every year (traid.org.uk, 2018). …

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5 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Workplace

Why do we want to help the environment? In recent years thanks to the likes of Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, we have become more aware of making eco-friendly choices. Each year more studies shows us the impact we have on the world. The scientific evidence clearly shows that climate change is occurring. The …

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Top 5 Best Fire Blankets Guide: Rapid Fire Supplies

Have you decided to purchase fire blankets for your home or business? Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place! Take a closer look at our top fire blankets from FireChief to learn more… Fire Blankets For businesses As one of the first fire blankets made with the new BS …

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Top 10 Best Hi-Vis Jackets 2022

Top 10 Best Hi-Vis Jackets of 2022 Top 10 Best Hi-Vis Jackets of 2022 If you’ve ever worked on a construction site or driven in low light, you understand the importance of wearing high visibility jackets. The Hi-Vis jacket not only helps to avoid hazards, but it also keeps you warm and dry (depending on …

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The best helmets for the UK construction industry 2022

What is a safety helmet? Safety helmets are an item of PPE (personal protective equipment) that protects your head from falling objects and impact from other objects. Additionally, they can protect from electrical shock. They are most commonly worn within roofing and construction, forestry and offshore industries. Safety helmets are a legal safety requirement on …

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The Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 outlined the signs that we have become so familiar with today. However, some signs without text can be confusing if you don’t already know what they mean. Read on as we breakdown the different types of fire signage, explain what they mean. What do the shapes …

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7 reasons why you should wear safety boots at work

1. Protect the sole Safety boots or safety shoes can keep the sole of your foot protected from hazards on the ground. This could be nails and other sharp objects, particular chemicals or general hard flooring. Safety boots have extra thick or reinforced soles that create a barrier between you, the wearer and the potentially …

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