What is Health and Safety (on behalf of SafetyShop)

October 30, 2012 12:00 ET

Buy Your Winter Safety Equipment Online or by Catalogue Says Health and Safety Website

Employers Urged to Prepare for Cold Weather

STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - Is your business prepared for the cold spell ahead? Do you have all the winter essentials you need? If not, there's still time to order safety equipment online or by catalogue says one website.

This is the latest information from www.whatishealthandsafety.co.uk, which has highlighted the convenience of vising a health and safety website. According to Matt Hornsby, who runs the site, a wide range of products can be bought online and this helps to keep businesses safe.

"The World Wide Web is a fantastic platform, as it allows company owners to buy the items they require with just a few clicks of a button. Everything from snow shovels, to deicing salt can be found on the internet and many companies will deliver to addresses across the UK - if not the world. This is ideal for businesses that have so much to do, as it allows them to stock up on goods, without visiting the shops."

When making an online purchase, however, employers have been urged to look out for a padlock icon in the browser window. This indicates that credit card details and other personal information will be transferred to the site safely and is an essential part of ordering goods.

Commenting on the safety of e-commerce sites, Hornsby said: "If you are new to shopping on the internet, typing in your credit card number and personal details might seem daunting - but there's often no need to worry. If the site has a padlock, the data you send over will be encrypted making it difficult for anyone but the website to see your banking details."

With winter rapidly approaching, whatishealthandsafety.co.uk has also made it clear that paper catalogues still have value. They can be ordered from reputable companies or picked up in store and are ideal for people who don't like spending a lot of money online. Catalogues, brochures and other promotional materials are also regularly updated and often contain an extensive array of seasonal offers.

Hornsby said: "Flicking through a catalogue might seem old-fashioned these days, but it can be extremely useful. Not only can you carry it around, but you can circle products you like and come back to them at a later date."

To help companies decide what they need to buy this winter, the website is also encouraging employers to carry out a risk assessment. This is a thorough process required by law, which helps to identify hazards in the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive, provides a wealth of information about how to carry out the relevant checks, so it's worth heeding their advice.

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