Essential Safety Equipment Product Guides & Videos
Introduction to lockout tagout
Lockout/Tagout is an important safety procedure which involves turning off the energy supply of equipment and machinery whilst maintenance and repairs are being carried out. This procedure protects workers from danger and the equipment accidentally being set in motion.
Once all of the work and repairs to the equipment have been checked and completed then all of the lockout equipment and padlocks can be removed ready for safe operation again.Safety Tags can be used to communicate and reinforce lockout guidance to personnel.
Safety tags and scafftag guide
Why visual tagging of equipment and energy sources is important?
Reduce injuries and fatalities by providing clear safety information to prohibit access/use and help people make informed decisions
Comply with safety legislation
Clearly indicate equipment status and provide an audit trail of recent inspections and tests and saves costs by improving efficiency and reducing accidents.
How to implement an effective lockout program
Why is a lockout program important?
It will assist staff in knowing their responsibilities when it comes to equipment safety and helps to ensure staff have been trained appropriately, in line with their responsibilities.
It confirms the provision of proper equipment for effective implementation of lockout procedures.
Pipe markers and pipe identification tape guide
Pipe Markers/Pipe Identification Tape are needed because:
It's the Law
The Health & Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 Part 3 state pipes that transport dangerous substances must be identified with the appropriate danger symbol and the name of the substance.
For Extra Safety and Security
Unmarked pipes and valves can cause danger to life and inflict damage to equipment, so ensuring safety by correctly labelling them can save money in the long run.
Lockout padlocks and keying guide
Using padlocks in a lockout tagout program:
Lockout padlocks are used in a loto program to keep lockout devices in place, thereby restricting access to hazardous energy sources and equipment.
It is a good idea to use different colours as a method of identifying the teams, individuals and departments responsible.
Your guide to sorbents
Sorbents are used to recover liquids through absorption. They are made from insoluble materials and soak up and retain liquid ensuring a quick and easy solution to cleaning up spills and leaks.
Sorbent materials and any oil that is removed from them must be disposed of in accordance with approved regulations. Seton offer a wide range of sorbent products ranging from pads and pillows to complete spill kits so you can rest assured we have a product to suit your needs.
Lockout tagout devices and hasps guide
The following is a description of some of the most common devices implemented during the lockout process.
Valve Lockouts: Valve lockouts are designed to prevent the release of hazardous substances such as hot water or gas by preventing a valve from being opened.
Ball Valve Lockouts: Apply these lockouts to a ball valve handle when it is in the off position, and apply a padlock. The device presses up against the pipe or valve body and the handle cannot move ensuring the valve stays in the off position.
Fire extinguisher types, colours and a guide to their use
Providing fire extinguishers in and around your commercial premises is both a safety necessity and a legal requirement. However having the correct fire extinguishers in place to tackle the most likely causes of fire in your place of work is not subject to laws but is down to individual research.
Knowing which type of extinguisher to use for which class of fire, and, as importantly, which extinguisher type NOT to use could be the difference between life and death and averting a fire catastrophe.Here at Seton we offer every type of Fire Extinguisher and this simple step-by-step guide will inform you which one is best suited for your needs.
Preventing transmission of infections:
Preventive measures remain the best weapon in the battle against the spread and rising dangers of viruses. The use of personal protection clothing and equipment is an essential part of infection prevention and control.
Wearing protective clothing such as coveralls, gloves, boots, goggles and masks offer high personal protection. Washing your hands frequently with soap and hot water or an antibacterial gel will also limit the spread of contagious diseases.
Cloths and mops, must be germ-free or they will spread germs to other surfaces. Germs multiply fast. One bacterium on a damp cloth can multiply up to six million within 8 hours.
Fire safety regulations and fire risk assessment overview
It’s vitally important to keep up to date with the latest fire regulations and legislation. Failure to do so could lead to fines, imprisonment and worst of all injury or death to you or one of your employees.
As of the 1st of October 2006 Fire Safety in England and Wales has been governed by the Regulatory Reform Order (2005). For Scotland see the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Northern Ireland see Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.
This training tool should be used to help educate everyone on the dangers of working in confined spaces and how best to assess risks and minimise injuries.
A confined space is defined as any place including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, sewer, flue, well or other similar place in which, by virtue of its enclosed nature, there arises a reasonably foreseeable specified risk.
Driving safely for work
The aim of this Training Tool is to help lessen the risks to employees and your business when it comes to driving safely for work.
Some employers believe that if their vehicles have valid MOT certificates and employees have valid driving licences, that is enough to ensure the safety of employees as they comply with relevant road traffic legislation.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The aim of this Training Tool is to provide you with the following information to ensure the safety of your workforce:
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Hidden killer – diseases
Asbestos training legal requirements etc.
Working at height: leaning ladder and step-ladder safety
What are the reasons people fall from ladders and stepladders?You don’t necessarily have to fall from a great height to be badly injured. Most injuries are caused by falls from less than 2m – commonly causing broken arms or legs and in some instances death.