Autumn Doubles Safety Troubles

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Inadequate warning lighting is a huge risk factor across almost all sectors where health and safety legislation is prevalent.

The quicker and easier it is to set up a hazard warning system, the more easily accidents are avoided and manual handling risks reduced.

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As the darker winter nights are approaching it is time to think about a strong, durable, eco-friendly safety light, and you don’t need to look any further than the Skipper rechargeable safety light, ideal for:

  • Construction Sites
  • Warehousing & Factories
  • Traffic/road maintenance
  • Parking & Retail
  • Petrol Forecourts
  • Supermarkets
  • Mining
  • Events & Queue Management

And many more

Investing in high-quality products pays off.
Safety lighting is essential where there is low visibility, such as in mist, rain and other poor lighting conditions. With Skipper and its LED rechargeable safety light, you can create fast and effective hazard demarcation, while utilising Skipper’s incredible 9m retractable tape safety barrier.

The environmentally friendly light is a multifunctional LED warning light that is fully rechargeable, meaning huge savings on batteries, which are kept out of landfill (where heavy metals may leak into the ground when the battery casing corrodes, causing soil and water pollution).

With permanent or flashing facility (US, European and UK flash presets) it also includes a light sensor for automatic activation, further reducing energy use by only emitting light when necessary.

Indoor and outdoor use
Using the safety light both indoors and outdoors is simple. For outdoor use such as roadworks, construction sites and petrol stations, the Skipper unit is ideal – just twist off the Skipper unit’s top cap and replace it with the safety light- no screws or fixings are required! Attach the Skipper unit to it’s post & base system, standard traffic cones or the unique Skipper road cone for a rapid and effective safety barrier.

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The safety light also attaches to the Skipper XS unit – a compact unit specifically designed to attach to any indoor surface with its range of innovative accessories, while still maintaining the full 9m retractable tape that’s made the Skipper unit a worldwide leader in safety.

Skipper rechargeable safety light FAQs
How long does the light work until it runs out of charge?

This depends on the quality of the batteries used. We recommend using lithium based batteries. The average output for the light is 25 hours on the permanent setting and 57 hours on the flash setting. The performance of the light unit will be greatly affected by temperature (because of the effect temperature has on battery life). In average, outdoor conditions, the charge will last much longer than the times stated above.

Is the Skipper light compliant with any safety standards?
The Skipper light conforms to BS3143 part 2 1990.

Send The Right Message with Skipper’s A4 Sign Holder

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Signs are extremely important, especially in the workplace. When utilised properly they can make a huge difference and are crucial for employee safety.

Safety signage is a cost effective and efficient way to warn and educate people to the particular risks associated with a building or site.

 

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  • A recent study found that safety signs which inform you of danger can reduce accident rates in the workplace by up to 80%
  • 28.2 million days were lost due to work related ill health or injury last year
  • 133 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.44 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
  • An estimated £14.2 billion was lost due to injuries and new cases of ill health resulting from current working conditions in Britain.

Make sure this isn’t YOUR business. Start using effective safety signs and barriers with Skipper; the total safety management solution.

Why are Safety Signs and Signals important?

Safety Signs are one of the fastest and easily deployable means of communicating health and safety information as required by law.  It is CRITICAL that all Safety Signs and Signals can be easily understood at the point of the hazard.

The Skipper solution

The Skipper sign holder is a versatile and effective method for getting warning and promotional messages into the right place. It can attach to the Skipper Unit for use on traffic cones and posts, as well as the Skipper XS unit, which opens up to a huge range of connectivity options.

Connect anywhere

It’s important to place your signs in the most effective position. With Skipper, you can get your message right where you need it with a full range of connectivity options:

 

Legal duties and obligations around Signs and Signals

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996  require employers to provide specific Safety Signs whenever there is a risk that has not been avoided or controlled by other means, e.g. by engineering controls and safe systems of work.

  • Any sign must contain a symbol or pictogram and be of a specified colour which clearly defines its meaning.
  • Supplementary text may also be used to aid understanding, but text-only signs are not permitted.

 

Summary of Sign types

Colour: Red

  • Meaning or Purpose: Prohibition/Danger Alarm
  • Instruction and Information: Dangerous behaviour; stop; shutdown; emergency cut-out devices; evacuate
  • Intrinsic Features: Round shape; black pictogram on white background; red edging and diagonal line; red part to be at least 35% of the area of the sign

Colour: Yellow or Amber

  • Meaning or Purpose: Warning
  • Instruction and Information: Be careful; take precautions; examine
  • Intrinsic Features: Triangular shape; black pictogram on yellow background with black edging; yellow part to be at least 50% of the area of the sign

Colour: Blue

  • Meaning or Purpose: Mandatory
  • Instruction and Information: Specific behaviour or action, e.g. wear personal protective equipment
  • Intrinsic Features: Round shape; white pictogram on blue background; blue part to be at least 50% of the area of the sign

Colour: Green

  • Meaning or Purpose: Emergency escape; first aid; No danger
  • Instruction and Information: Doors; exits; escape routes equipment and facilities Return to normal
  • Intrinsic Features: Rectangular or square shape; white pictogram on green background; green part to be at least 50% of the area of the sign

Colour: Red (Fire-fighting signs)

  • Meaning or Purpose: Fire-fighting equipment
  • Instruction and Information: Identification and location
  • Intrinsic Features: Rectangular or square shape; white pictogram on red background; red part to be at least 50% of the area of the sign

 

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