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What ear defenders to use

Hearing loss caused by work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. There are different products on the market available for protecting your hearing in the workplace, depending on your environment, the job you are doing and the length of time you are doing the job. Each ear protection product has an SNR rating.

How to Choose The Right Dust Mask

When working in an environment where there is potential for you to breathe in a range of dust, vapours, fumes and spores, industry bodies and the Health and Safety Executive of the employer are committed to reducing damage caused to the lungs by such airborne contaminants.

Nitrile, Latex or Vinyl Gloves: What's the difference?

When looking for disposable gloves there are few different choices of materials, nitrile, latex and vinyl. It can be hard to know which one to choose, let's take a look at the differences.

Lithium Grease: What does it all mean?

Lithium EP2 Grease

So you’re looking for a grease, you’ve seen many references to ‘Lithium EP2’ but you’re not sure what it means or whether it is relevant to your needs? Let’s try and cut through the jargon!

What is hydraulic oil?

Hydraulic oils or Hydraulic fluids are fluids that are non-compressible that are used in all kinds of hydraulic machinery or equipment including cranes, diggers, drill floor power units and hydraulic ring mains. They can by synthetic or mineral based and are used in the transfer of power but can also be used as a sealant, coolant or lubricant in machinery or equipment.

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