Safety Signs and PPE Blog

Govt Confirms £14m Investment To Redevelop Steel Site

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The construction industry in the north-east has received a big boost, after the government has pledged £14 million to redevelop the former Redcar steel works site. Over the next few years, there will be many construction site warning signs in use in the region as work gets underway to transform the site at the South Tees Development Corporation. Earlier this month (January 7th), Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry approved the funding, which he claims will attract more than half a billion pounds of private sector investment and create over 500 new jobs on the site. Mr Berry said the development will see the construction of a new spine road, roundabout, and commercial buildings, boosting the local economy. “Our investment of £14 billion into this site will help transform this derelict piece of land into a burgeoning new industrial quarter,” the MP commented. This latest funding will take the total government investment in the South Tees Development Corporation to £137 billion. East Midlands will also receive a boost from the government, as communities secretary Rt Hons James Brokenshire confirmed an investment of £500,000 will be spent on creating four Manufacturing Zones in the region. The money will go towards developing land and creating advanced manufacturing sectors to support local economy and generate job creation. The East Midlands Manufacturing Zones intend to allow land in the region to be used as productively and efficiently as possible by limiting planning restrictions. One of the zones will be around Melton Mowbray, which will be redeveloped to become a food and drink-focused manufacturing area. Read More

Construction Industry ‘Must Improve Safety’ For Residents & Workers

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The construction industry in the UK needs to prioritise the health and safety of its employees, yes, but also of the residents that live in the buildings that are being erected. This is the assertion of chief executive of the Construction Industry Council… Read More

Are Your Safety Signs Legal?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

While you might have good intentions when putting up safety signs along a roadside, you need to ensure that any signage you install meets legal requirements. The issue was highlighted recently by Island… Read More

Debate Rages Over Edinburgh's 'Hacked' Road Signs

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

You might not consider traffic signs in the UK as works of art, but they do serve an important function that alerts drivers to help protect their safety. This makes up both sides of an argument… Read More

Warning Signs Placed On Headstones In Graveyard

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Being able to create custom warning signs have so many useful applications, but how do you feel about this story from Plymouth, which saw the local council use them to mark up gravestones which… Read More

Is It Time To Invest In More Workplace Safety Signs?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

With research from the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) revealing that workplace injuries and illness are costing the country an estimated £15 billion each year, is it time to look at what we can do to improve the situation? A recent… Read More

Fire Chiefs Warn Students About Cooking When Drunk

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

  Electrical Safety First, a fire safety charity, has warned students in Bristol to think twice before cooking themselves some food after they’ve been out drinking. The charity conducted a survey of students from Bristol University,… Read More

Perthshire Politician Wants New Road Safety Signs

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

 Murdo Fraser, a Conservative MSP in Perthshire, Scotland, has called for more to be done to improve safety on a number of roads in Perth and Kinross. The… Read More

London Community Installs ‘Drug Dealer Only’ Signs

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

    A group of community activists in Shoreditch, East London, have taken rather drastic steps to highlight the problems with drug dealing in their neighbourhood. They commissioned artists to make fake road signs and install them… Read More

Over £1m Spent On Fire Safety By Swindon Council

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

      Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, many councils have been assessing fire safety measures in high-rise buildings and other kinds of social housing. Many have been forced to spend money to improve fire safety… Read More

Virtual Town To Help Teach Children About Safety

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

  A virtual town has been created by three fire authorities in Wales in conjunction with digital studio company Matmi. The Read More

Should We Have Road Signs On The Ground?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

   Improving road safety around the UK is always a priority, and now one expert has suggested that we should consider putting road signs on the ground to ensure that pedestrians who are glued to their mobile phones… Read More

56% Of Employees Think They’re Being Monitored At Work

Friday, August 31st, 2018

  Workplace monitoring can be justified when it’s used fairly and can be utilised in order to protect the health and safety of employees, while improving business practices – but if it’s used inappropriately or badly, it can be… Read More

Bristol Uni Invests Millions In Gender-Neutral Toilets

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

The University of Bristol has announced on Twitter that it will be investing around £3.4 million to refurbish the toilets on its campus, replacing them with gender-neutral facilities across 30 buildings. Read More

How To Ensure CCTV Use Is GDPR-Compliant

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

 As, no doubt, you’re already very well aware, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on May 25th… and if you make use of CCTV surveillance… Read More