Stop 'N' Go - The Simple Solution
- Sept. 18, 2018
-- PPE Supplier PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
are set to dramatically reduce reversing incidents and accidents in the waste collection and transfer sectors with the launch of their Stop'N'Go range of handling gloves this month. Designed for use by banksmen and reversing assistants, the gloves are coloured red and green on the palm and back of the hand respectively to align with the hand signals suggested by the HSE (http://www.hse.gov.uk/)
for communicating with reversing vehicles. The range has been designed with the collaboration of SUEZ R&R Ltd (https://www.suez.com/
en) and has been created with the aim of providing a simple and convenient solution to improving reversing operations both on-site and whilst undertaking collection rounds.
PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
are a supplier of protective equipment and workwear to a wide range of local authorities, waste collectors and waste processors. They pride themselves on working closely with their clients to provide innovative solutions to everyday safety and operational issues and irritations. Bevan Wells (Director of PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/
)) says, "The launch of the Stop'N'Go range of safety gloves is a perfect example of what we offer our clients. Close collaboration and expertly tailored products to both their industries and daily tasks". They currently supply clients like Suez R&R Ltd (https://www.suez.com/en
), Cardiff Council (https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/
and Cory Environmental (https://www.coryenergy.com/)
and are hoping that their latest move with the Stop'N'Go safety glove range will help both their existing clients and also be used throughout the waste sector.
This product innovation was created with the specific aim of tackling the high number of reversing accidents and associated fatalities in the waste industry. "With the largest cause for fatalities being 'struck by a moving vehicle' and a quarter of these deaths occurring whilst reversing it seemed a primary area of concern that we could do relatively little about as a protective equipment supplier, and that's what we wanted to change" says Obe Nunn (Technical Advisor, PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/))
. Roy further points out that "if there is no death then a reversing accident can cause significant, life changing injuries or substantial damage to property or premises, all of which pose large and unneeded costs to the company(ies)
The safety gloves have been designed to offer what PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
call a "convenient switch" for waste companies. They are currently available in a textured rubber coating called Cratex (crinkle latex) which offers users improved grip and water resistance on the job, features that PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
have identified as critical for carrying out basic collection and processing tasks in the recycling sector. Available in 2 different cut levels and 2 levels of coating the safety gloves cater for a wide range of scenarios and alternative tasks.
Roy Wells (Managing Director of PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/))
explained "It's such a simple idea, we can't believe it hasn't been done before. We've had fantastic feedback from everyone we've presented the Stop 'N' Go concept too. There is nothing to install, nothing to hold and nothing you need to be trained on which makes it the convenient switch from your current safety gloves. No stress, no mess. We've kept it nice and simple, how safety should be."
"The real joy of this solution is how it fits seamlessly with the guidelines offered by the HSE (http://www.hse.gov.uk/)
for assisting a vehicle whilst reversing. It simply makes communication clearer and more effective and that was the main aim throughout our collaboration with PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
. I think it's a simple but effective innovation that will hopefully make a real difference for waste collectors and the way we carry out reversing operations" says Chris Beddoes CMIOSH (SHEQ Manager at SUEZ R&R Ltd (https://www.suez.com/
You can contact PK Safety (https://pksafetyuk.com/)
about this range of gloves on 01443 741999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.