Are you in need of some new scaffolding supplies, but not sure where to begin? Safety should be at the forefront of your mind, as well as staying compliant with The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Here at George Roberts, we have plenty of knowledge and experience in this area, so check out our five pieces of essential safety equipment for construction workers to give you some ideas.
The helmet is probably one of the most universal pieces of safety equipment. Even if you’re not a construction worker but are still working on site, regulations stipulate that you will require a safety helmet. We recommend our Apex Multi Impact Helmet, which has been manufactured to the higher standards required for mountain climbing.
Breathable but protective with its mesh-covered vents to prevent debris entry, it is the ideal piece of head protection. As well as its comfort and security, it is also available in seven different colours.
According to a 2018 HSE Report, half of all ‘fall from height’ deaths over the last five years were in the construction sector (with an annual average of 19 per year). So if you’re a scaffolder, one thing you should never compromise on is a durable harness!
Both safe and comfortable, the George Roberts Scaffold Harness is supplied with its very own certificate of conformity and inspection record. It is also lightweight and adjustable, and is fitted with rip stitch indicators in case of a fall, for extra peace of mind.
Scaffold Tool Belt
A tool belt might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about on-site safety, but it is actually quite an important essential. Falling tools may not affect the worker personally, but could potentially hit other on-site workers or even members of the public who are near the construction site.
To avoid this, the first step is to invest in a belt that can keep your tools safe and close to your body. Our George Roberts Scaffold Belt is made from 100% leather, and is incredibly strong and long-lasting.
The next step in securing your tools is getting some frogs to fit onto the belt. The George Roberts Scaffold Belt is compatible with all of our frogs, including the Double Scaffold Frog. Also made from leather, it can securely hold a range of scaffolding hand tools such as ratchets and spanners, without the worry of them falling onto someone below.
Fall Arrest Block
Just as important as a safety harness, a fall arrest block can stop you hitting the ground if you fall from height. The RidgeGear RGA5 5m Fall Arrest Block is a worthy investment, especially as it can protect you from heights of up to five metres. It is fitted with webbing rather than wire for extra security, and like our Scaffold Harness, is supplied with its own certificate of conformity and inspection record.
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