Safelincs rated ‘Excellent’ by Church of England customers

parish-buyingSafelincs are the contracted fire safety and H&S provider of the Church of England and the Church in Wales through their collaborative buying platform ParishBuying. We provide all fire safety products and services required in Churches, church schools, parishes, church buildings and offices as well as general H&S products such as first aid, PPE and winter safety products. Generous discounts for all Church organisations have been negotiated on top of the already competitive Safelincs internet prices.

The Church of England and the Church in Wales recently asked all their members about feedback about their service providers and Safelincs came out with the highest possible rating. Customers commented that Safelincs are ‘extremely helpful’, satisfied their needs entirely and that the service was ‘excellent’.

We are of course very proud about this feedback which has strengthened our philosophy of providing a personal service and best support on a nationwide scale.

The findings of the survey match the findings of our independent third-party ratingprovider, Trustpilot, which confirms our ‘excellent’ rating.

New First Aid Kits from St John Ambulance, Fully Compliant with BS 8599-1:2011

Since the introduction of the new first aid kit standard BS8599-1:2011 St John Ambulance have released a range of first aid kits that fully comply with the new standard.

Offering first aid kits with suitable and useful first aid components has always been at the forefront of St John Ambulance’s provision of first aid products. This philosophy included adding extra equipment and extra supplies in excess of the HSE recommendations in cases where St John Ambulance felt that the end-user would be better served with extra components.

BS 8599-1:2011 has now cemented these increases of items needed in first aid kits, specifying an eye wash solution in all travel kits and more plasters, nitrile powder-free gloves and scissors capable of cutting through clothing in all first aid kits. The standard also ensures better quality equipment is being supplied, with components having to meet a quality level to be used in the new kits. The HSE guidelines that provided first aid kit content advisories have been completely replaced by the new standard, the phase out of HSE kits will begin on September 1st and businesses should be complying with the new standard by January 2012.

As an approved reseller of St John Ambulance first aid products, Safelincs have the complete range of British Standard compliant first aid kits, including hard case workplace kits, catering kits and travel first aid kits.

View our full range of British Standard compliant First Aid Kits.

Containing The Risk

There are many regulations regarding the storage of harmful substances, personal protective equipment and first-aid equipment. These regulations are put into place to ensure the safety of employees in the workplace and require the employer to carry out mandatory risk assessments to identify and store hazardous substances correctly.

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. COSHH cabinets are designed to store any substance that carry warning labels such as “Toxic”, “Irritant” or “Harmful”. They have removable sump trays in the base to catch any spillages and prevent leakage.  These robust cabinets must meet the strict requirments of the COSHH regulations 2002.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 place a duty on employers to provide adequate first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel to their employees. First-aid cabinets are designed to meet the storage requirements of these regulations and keep all first-aid equipment in a central, identifiable, location where they are easily accessed in case of emergency.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) cabinets are ideal for storing any protective equipment in an easily identifiable are. PPE includes equipment such as safety footwear, hard hats, high visibility waistcoats, goggles, life jackets, respirators and safety harnesses. These cabinets must comply with The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1994.

To aid employers with the storage of these substances, protective equipment and first-aid equipment, and to help ensure the safety of employees,  Safelincs has added three fantastic lines to its Hazardous Storage Cabinets range.