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What is Putek?

August 19, 2022

 

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July

When to replace hi vis clothing

July 12, 2022

Hi vis workwear: you understand the importance of investing in it, and your employees know to wear it, but do you think enough about when you should replace it? Mark Fishwick explains how to tell..

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November

Why choose iSB Group for all your health and safety needs

November 26, 2021

When it comes to relationships, they say you can’t have it all. No one can be perfect; we all have our faults, our limitations, the things that we just can’t do or be, no matter how hard we try.It’s..

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We're ready for peak, are you?

November 4, 2021

Is it just us, or do the weeks and months seem to pass by quicker towards the end of the year?Supplying the logistics sector, we’re used to being busy pretty much 365 days a year, but the period from..

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Take back control pt 4: Efficiency

November 2, 2021

A good logistics operation can make a business more efficient, but the need for efficiency doesn’t end there.The best logistics operations are also efficient themselves, in all their easy to..

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October

Take back control pt 3: Brand control

October 29, 2021

Control. It’s a tricky word, laden as it is with nuances that lead it to be interpreted differently by different people, and in different contexts.When we talk about organisations having control, we..

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Take back control pt 2: Compliance

October 22, 2021

In part two of our latest, four-part blog series, we look at compliance - what it is, how to encourage it and where the risks lie for busy logistics operators.In a sector like ours, there are always..

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Take back control pt 1: Rogue spend

October 15, 2021

In logistics, there’s never a quiet time. The lifeblood of the country that quite literally keeps everything moving, the sector doesn’t stop, not for a second.When already busy operations face..

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Avoiding split soles: The 3 golden rules of safety shoe shopping

October 1, 2021

When it comes to safety footwear, it may seem like splitting hairs, but the devil really is in the detail.We are surprised how many clients come to us for help in sourcing safety shoes whose soles..

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September

Prepare for the peak: Reduce product damages with smart cutting tools

September 21, 2021

Whatever goods you’re handling, the last thing you want is them being accidentally damaged by your workers while they’re preparing them for dispatch or returns.

 

With the likes of Black Friday and..

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5 common mistakes people make when trying to stay warm

September 8, 2021

Working in low temperature environments like cold stores, freezers and chillers – and even draughty warehouses – it’s a no-brainer that you need to try to keep warm, but have you ever thought that..

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August

Reining in rogue spend

August 5, 2021

Regulating company spend – and preventing rogue purchasing – is an ongoing challenge for many businesses but one which, if tackled effectively, has potential to result in savings running into the..

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July

What makes safety shoes safe? Safety ratings explained

July 21, 2021

S1, S1P, SRC… with so many different safety designations, all with their own specific meanings, it is easy to get confused when you’re buying safety footwear. But there is no need to worry – these..

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Driving sustainability in logistics

July 19, 2021

The logistics industry faces a challenge, but also a unique opportunity, to make a huge difference in this area. The nature of the job might mean that we need to be fast-paced, react quickly and move..

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June

How delivery drivers are reducing injuries with the right safety footwear

June 22, 2021

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Some 2.8 billion packages were delivered in the UK alone in the financial year 2019/20 –..

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Overcoming a throwaway mindset to drive sustainability in PPE

June 8, 2021

In many instances, it has also made us care more about our planet.

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May

7 reasons to choose a career in logistics

May 25, 2021

Those of us who work in logistics already know it's a great industry in which to forge a career. But, with so much energy invested in service fulfilment, it can be hard to find the time needed to..

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Set your sights on warehouse safety

May 18, 2021

When it comes to warehouse safety, it’s easy to focus on the finer details and risk missing the bigger picture.

 

What do we mean by this? Well, businesses can get weighed down in the exact wording..

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Cutting through the noise for safer warehouses

May 11, 2021

 

At iSB, we are passionate about ensuring workplaces are safe for everyone.

In an earlier blog, we explored some of the actions the logistics industry can take to reduce the risk of pedestrians..

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What makes safety shoes safe? Care and maintenance

May 7, 2021

You wouldn’t spend money on a shiny new motor and drive it as supplied until it wore out. For a start, you wouldn’t get very far without filling the tank. Then there’s the MOT, service, new tyres,..

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April

Preventing injuries in the logistics sector

April 30, 2021

Our understanding of the unique pressures the logistics industry faces in keeping its workforce safe and well is one of the reasons we are trusted by some of the biggest names in the industry.

With..

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Staying safe through working together

April 29, 2021

Workplace safety is a partnership. It requires cooperation between you and your employees, so work with them, not against them, to create a culture of ‘safety first’. Engage them with the importance..

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Five steps to retain your best staff

April 14, 2021

No business wants to lose its best people. You could be the best employer in the world, but people will still choose to leave for pastures new. And that’s ok – part on good terms, stay in touch, and..

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March

Can the logistics industry make warehouses safer for pedestrians?

March 30, 2021

We have a wealth of legislation governing health and safety at work. As HSEQ, warehouse and operations managers, we know the importance of having separate vehicle and pedestrian routes, of physical..

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What makes safety shoes safe? Pt 1: The Sole

March 2, 2021

In this first part of our new series exploring what makes safety shoes safe, we turn our attention to another essential part of protective footwear – the sole.

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February

What do peak periods mean for warehouse safety?

February 26, 2021

Most businesses experience peaks and troughs where demand for their products or services fluctuates. Quieter times create the ideal opportunity to revisit your safety provision and procedures,..

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Reduce Slips And Trips this Winter

February 1, 2021

Despite the best efforts of health and safety officers, slips and trips still sadly account for close to a third of workplace injuries.

 

During winter months, poor light levels, ice and snow present..

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2020

May

5 essentials of going back to work after lockdown

May 11, 2020

As businesses in the UK prepare for the easing of lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks and months, millions of workers are facing a return to offices, warehouses and factories.

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Reducing the environmental impact of coronavirus

May 11, 2020

When we look back at this unprecedented time in years to come, what will we say of the coronavirus pandemic?

 

News reports from 2020 will contain images of people walking down the street and driving..

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Protecting your employees against COVID-19: know your PPE

May 11, 2020

There is a saying that goes: “What you don’t know, can’t hurt you”. Unfortunately, when it comes to PPE, nothing could be further from the truth; to protect your employees you need to be certain that..

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The Challenges Of Keeping Warehouse Visitors Safe

May 2, 2020

Keeping everyone at your warehouse safe is vitally important. Employees are generally trained and equipped for safety, but employees are often not the only people present in the workplace. What about..

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April

Want to boost productivity? Get comfortable…

April 6, 2020

The phrase “getting comfortable” has come to be seen as negative when applied to the workplace, suggesting that the word “comfort” in this context has become synonymous with complacency and a lack of..

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March

How To Attract And Keep Young Talent: The Five As

March 23, 2020

“There is so much power and beauty in youth. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes and such lively determination, and create much-needed change by throwing convention out the window.” - Sir..

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6 Ways To Keep Your Most Valuable Employees

March 9, 2020

Staff retention is just as important as staff recruitment. Failure to retain talent can have a negative effect on team morale as well as the obvious financial impact it would cause.

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January

Electrical Safety: Don’t Run The Risk

January 20, 2020

Complacency kills; it’s a sad fact that the more knowledgeable and experienced your workers are, and the longer you’ve been in business, the higher the potential for accidents to happen, as..

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2019

December

How an Investment In Safety Could Generate Rich Rewards

December 28, 2019

We know that a happy workforce is a productive one – that's nothing new. As we prepare to enter 2020, staff engagement practices are at an all-time high. We see many companies taking steps to lead..

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After Dark: Staying Safe This Winter

December 16, 2019

While many of us might lament the shorter daylight hours and long for the return of summer the long evenings, most of us probably don’t think as much as we should about the dangers that shifting to..

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Cold Weather Protection: Staying Safe This Winter

December 2, 2019

As in the summer months, keeping your employees safe during winter is all about taking the right precautions and providing them with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Most cold-related..

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November

Price vs Value: Is It All About The Money When It Comes to Safety?

November 18, 2019

“The most expensive safety equipment is the best; you get what you pay for. Buy cheap, buy twice."

We’ve heard statements like this made time and time again, but are they really true? Do you really..

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2018

October

Hand tool safety: tips for every workplace

October 11, 2018

Items like scissors, box cutters and utility knives are used in many offices. They may not be used as frequently – perhaps not even every day – but it is no less important that they are used safely.

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Mini tools: why bigger isn’t always better

October 9, 2018

This is the case with the Slice® mini box cutter. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but featuring the same blade as the company’s standard-size box cutters, it is capable of cutting..

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How to prevent hand injuries in the workplace

October 7, 2018

We use our hands for just about any job, and so preventing hand injuries in the workplace should be a top priority for every business.

 

Providing the proper safety precautions have been followed,..

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A safer cutting experience: safety knives for the workplace

October 5, 2018

At iSB Group, we focus on Raising the bar of corporate well-being within the workplace. This is why it made so much sense to become the UK’s preferred distributor for Slice®. Slice is an innovator of..

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April

Make Your Corporate Values Visible by Using Branded Corporate Clothing

April 17, 2018

Aesthetics should become a centre of importance for any brand, and this includes warehouses and large logistics firms. Giving a distinctive branding aesthetic to your company helps in brand..

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Considerations When Purchasing Hi Vis Workwear

April 5, 2018

In order for a piece of clothing to achieve high visibility, it must be made from fluorescent materials and have reflective strips. Fluorescent materials allow a person to be seen during the day,..

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March

The Current PPE Directive And Reasons For Change

March 20, 2018

History

To promote a single European market for goods, the European Union (EU) began what is referred to as the New Approach. The idea of the New Approach was that all products should be required to..

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Four Key PPE Changes To Make in 2018

March 7, 2018

Wearable technology

Wearable technology is the latest trend for both consumers and in the workplace. This includes devices that you may have once dreamed of and some that are even beyond your..

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February

Hand Injuries in the Workplace: What Do the Statistics Say?

February 20, 2018

Many workers suffer hand injuries on the job because of safety equipment failures. 70% of hand injuries were caused by workers not wearing the correct safety gloves. The average reported hand injury..

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The Importance Of Proper Fit Safety Gloves

February 6, 2018

Consider your hands for a moment. Your hand is a complex system of tendons, bones, tissue and nerves, which makes it possible to perform a vast array of important work and life tasks. Work gloves are..

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January

Ongoing Inspection and Maintenance of Safety Footwear

January 23, 2018

As a workplace safety manager, you are not only responsible for assessing risks and hazards, implementing plans to reduce risk, determining and providing the necessary Personal Protection Equipment..

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Sourcing Slip-Resistant Safety Shoes: Top Tips

January 12, 2018

The truth is that the only way to be sure whether footwear is appropriate is to properly test it in your environment. There are, however, a few rules:

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2017

December

Cold Weather? The effects and how to keep safe with PPE

December 18, 2017

Here are 3 potential Health Issues and tips on how to prevent them happening to your workforce this winter:

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November

How Corporate Workwear Affects Brand Identity

November 2, 2017

A company’s brand is everything about the look and feel of company products, the appearance of the offices, and the way the employees look and act. Standards of clothing appearance and workwear add..

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October

How To Create A Safe Workplace

October 9, 2017

In the UK alone, “30.4 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury, and the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions was £14.1..

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September

Eliminate Hand Injuries In The Workplace

September 4, 2017

Sprains, fractures and breaks aren’t the only types of hand injuries, the most common are cuts, lacerations and punctures. The risk of these injuries often get overlooked; however, they can side-line..

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July

Comfort vs Safety: A Necessary Trade-Off?

July 31, 2017

Feet are amazing – they not only provide stability and balance, they are also your shock absorbers – taking the impact from every step. Within our feet numerous bones, tendons and ligaments are..

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May

The Cost Of Low Morale

May 12, 2017

Not everyone may realise the financial cost to their business when job satisfaction is low.  A truly effective leader or business knows how to check, maintain and be constantly driving improvements..

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April

On Your Feet All Day?

April 21, 2017

Each year in the UK, hundreds of work-related foot injuries are reported and an increasing number of sick days are taken because of foot, leg and back issues.

This post aims to help you to understand..

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March

How Important Is Branded Corporate Wear?

March 31, 2017

Get your culture right:

One of the most significant advantages of Corporate Wear is that it helps to engender a distinct corporate culture among employees. There are many different options of..

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How To Beat Non-Compliance

March 24, 2017

If you have non-compliance issues you are not alone. Many organisations are trying to crackdown on non-compliance and eliminate this issue from the workplace.

 

What is the common cause for..

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Choosing PPE for Your Workforce: A Quick Checklist

March 17, 2017

The importance of safety standards in the workplace cannot be overstated. Your workforce is one of your most important assets and requires high quality certified personal protection equipment to keep..

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The Smart Approach To Safety Gloves

March 10, 2017

Your hands are one of your most important assets and this should always be kept in mind when selecting the gloves to be used by your workforce. Prices are rising and competition is high so businesses..

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February

Are Your Brand Values Aligned? Here’s How To Make A Difference

February 24, 2017

A study by Cornell Hospitality Quarterly researched the effects that Corporate Wear has on employee attitudes towards their job, levels of satisfaction, and overall performance. Results showed that..

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How To Make Compliance A Reality: Here’s 4 Proven Steps

February 17, 2017

The provision of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees is a legal obligation on all employers. Adhering to PPE regulations will also minimise workplace accidents, helping..

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How To Dramatically Reduce Workplace Accidents

February 10, 2017

We know that your employees are your greatest asset. Your safety record and employee loyalty may attest to that. Here at iSB Group, we help take your employee safety program to a new level. Working..

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9 Key Steps To Drastically Improve Workplace Safety

February 3, 2017

A 2013 Gallup Study found that, looking at company’s level of employee engagement, the top 25% differed significantly to the bottom 25%:

48% fewer accidents

21% higher productivity

22% higher..

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January

The Essential Next Step Towards Better Staff Engagement

January 27, 2017

The efforts you can make to improve comfort largely depends on your unique work environment. There are lots of considerations and tailoring the right solution which best fits, is something we at iSB..

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One Basic Change That Can Drastically Improve Productivity

January 23, 2017

In today’s challenging business environment nearly every business is looking for ways to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Studies reveal that companies who are thriving and expanding..

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Steel or Plastic? You Decide!

January 13, 2017

When it comes to work shoes a lot of clients ask for steel toecap safety boots, or they’ll have heard about Aluminium and Composite but don’t have the confidence to purchase these products. We can..

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Working Safely In Wet And Icy Conditions

January 6, 2017

Winter weather hazards, such as snow, sleet, rain and ice, are extremely likely to cause slip and fall incidents. Workers in warehouses and distribution centres, who are frequently moving between..

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2016

December

How To Choose The Right Safety Gloves

December 22, 2016

Our hands are the most valuable tools we have. It is critical, therefore, to select the right gloves to protect workers’ hands from on-the-job hazards. Choosing the right safety gloves may seem a..

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Common Misconceptions About Workwear

December 16, 2016

Many people already have some preconceived notions about workwear. If your employees mention any of these common misconceptions about workwear, here is some information you can use to help set the..

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After Dark: High Visibility PPE

December 9, 2016

Some occupations require people to work near roadways or very close to moving vehicles. This can increase the odds of someone being injured, particularly when working at night. After dark,..

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5 Tips To Protect Your Hands This Winter

December 2, 2016

Choose Appropriate PPE

It’s imperative to protect your hands in all environments. Exposure to cold or freezing conditions can slow work rate, cause discomfort and in worse conditions create health..

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November

Taking The Right Step: Safety Footwear

November 25, 2016

When most people think about dangers at work, they tend to think about the risks to the face (specifically the eyes), and the hands. When we think of protective gear, we think of hard hats, safety..

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October

Why Comfort Could Hinder Productivity

October 12, 2016

European safety standards have to be adhered to by all companies, but with a wide range of complying, safety footwear available, focusing on comfort and fit are highly important when selecting the..

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April

New ladies footwear range

April 1, 2016

Designed to create the perfect wearer experience, Elle M footwear’s new ergonomic shape is specifically tailored to ladies’ narrower feet.

 

The range is designed to eliminate all pressure points and..

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February

New 2016 Signs Catalogue

February 9, 2016

The new 2016 signs catalogue has arrived!!

 

Remember to take advantage of our exclusive 10% discount which is automatically applied to all signs orders placed online. Not only that but, your online..

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2014

July

A massive leap forward

July 30, 2014

 

We are proud to announce a new and exciting deal signed with MTS this week.

 

MTS are European leading manufacturers of innovative safety shoes and boots for all trades and requirements; the MTS..

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May

One great show!

May 1, 2014

 

Well MultiModal 2015 is now over and it was one amazing time!

Many thanks to all the visitors that came on our stand! The interest in the products showcased proved that we have finally found the..

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