Access Equipment

A Guide to Hailo Steps & Step Ladders

A Guide to Hailo Steps & Step Ladders

When you store things a little higher up so they’re out of reach of children and other overly curious beings, they tend to stay out of reach. And accessing those when you need them can get a little dangerous. Steps and Step Ladders can help you quickly and safely access those all while being ergonomic, compact, and easy on the eyes. We at Direct2U highly recommend Hailo if you are looking for products that need to perform, both in function and form. Combining ultramodern technology and attractive designs, their wide range of products meet high safety standards. Day-to-day products need… Read more

Roof Maintenance: Inspection, Safety and Prevention

Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance is one of the most underrated maintenance activities. We often take the protection that a roof provides for granted until we notice a leak or a crack on the walls. Thankfully, you can prevent these from getting out of hand by simply performing a few checks yourself. If you have read our post on Working at Height, you understand the necessity of planning your work to prevent accidents such as falls from height. If you haven’t, read our article detailing the steps of carrying out a risk assessment beforehand. Roofs should be inspected at least twice a year,… Read more

Working at Height

Working at Height

According to official HSE statistics in 2013/14 falls from height were the most common cause of fatalities in the UK. Accounting for 29% of fatal injuries to workers (RIDDOR). Since the introduction of the Working at Height Regulations in 2005, the number of major injuries has reduced year by year. In 2013/14 injuries from falls were 5% lower than 2012/13. Injuries from falls have slowly decreased over the years. However fatalities from falls from height have remained steady. In 2013/14 the percentage of fatal injuries occurred from falls at height didn’t decrease. Falls from height occur in most industries and sectors. In 2013/14 about half of all fatal… Read more