Did you know that farming has the poorest safety record when compared to other sectors of the economy? (source NFU). It’s a shocking statistic and clearly demonstrates why initiatives like Farm Safety Week – which takes place this week, are very much needed. To mark the occasion, we have rounded up some advice and top products to help you stay safe on the farm.
Workwear you can trust
We know that there is a lot that goes into staying protected – but a good place to begin is putting on the right workwear to ensure maximum comfort, protection and safety. For a range of workwear you can really put your trust in look no further than Draper Tools. We’ve got you covered with a great range of safety footwear, protective clothing, knee pads, back supports and more. There are safety boots and shoes with steel toecaps as well safety wellingtons in a range of sizes to keep feet safe and dry at all times.
Maximise safety with clear signage
Effective signage that maximises safety, ensures compliance and offers peace of mind is more important than ever. Whether it’s bold blue Mandatory Signs that give clear instructions or stand-out Hazard Signs to issue a warning, having appropriate signage should be a key priority for any agricultural site. Each sign in the Draper Tools range of warning signs is made from UV and fade resistant inks for maximum durability and longevity. Ultra-strong water-based adhesive also ensures the signs stick to walls easily and stay put.
Be prepared with first aid
When you work in the agricultural sector, you can be frequently exposed to hazards every day. That’s why it’s vital to have an appropriate first aid kit to hand. The Draper Tools Large First Aid Kit conforms to the required standards and is packed with first aid essentials including dressings, gloves, scissors, bandages and more.
Protect your eyes
Some farm maintenance tasks will require you to protect your eyes, either with goggles or safety spectacles, Draper Tools offers a great range of both. The Draper Tools eye protection range also includes an Emergency Eye Wash Station that’s wall mountable with a mirror. It includes 2 x 500ml bottles of single use sterile sodium chloride solution, ideal for emergencies when mains tap water is not readily available.
Head and ear protection
You’ll find a wide range of safety helmets available from Draper Tools. When using power tools for landscaping and other agricultural jobs, the Draper Tools Safety Helmet With Ear Muffs And Visor is an ideal option. Confirming to all the necessary safety standards, it features a fully adjustable head harness with a high density polyethylene shell.
Focus on Farm Safety
By choosing high-quality workwear and safety equipment from a trusted brand, it will help you to do the best job possible, knowing you’re protected and comfortable at work. Click here to see the comprehensive range of workwear, health & safety essentials and PPE available from Draper Tools. For more information on Farm Safety Week and to get involved with the campaign, check out NFU website.