Acquiring Safety Vests

Safety vests can be important as a primary barrier to injury in the workplace. As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to act reasonably to avoid causing injury to your employees. As an employee, it is a good idea to consider investing in a safety vest as part of your work attire to ensure that you can protect yourself amongst your colleagues, although it may be better to remind your employer of his legal responsibility. Either way, there are a number of tricks and tips involved in acquiring safety vests at an attractive rate, which can be applied as an employee or, more favourable as an employer to best success.

As the employer, you are in the fortunate position of having resources plus a requirement for multiple units to cover the entirety of your workforce whilst allowing room for a few extra for future employees. This means you can afford to place bulk orders over longer delivery periods, which should be reflected in the figure you pay. Simply by opening a trade account with a supplier of safety wear, you can usually benefit from the privileges of trade discounts for bulk orders and credit terms, allowing you increased flexibility at a cheaper price. For many small to medium businesses, this is an essential step in allowing effective cash flow management, allowing the business to overcome the initial bulk purchasing hurdle without sacrificing the savings.

As an employee, you will find it more difficult to find a bargain in your pursuit for a safety vest, simply because you have access to less resources, and have a lower demand for product numbers. However, this doesn’t mean you have to pay top dollar for your safety wear. The Internet has numerous online retailers, stocking top of the range garments for all types of employments at generous discounts from retail prices. Alternatively, auction sites might provide you with a cheap, albeit second hand, garment that could serve the purpose for which it is required at a significantly lesser expense to you. At the end of the day, when the safety vest is purchased as an item exclusively for workwear to comply with employers requests, there is no reason not to look for a second hand offer that could help ease the financial burden. Unless your employer has requested a specific type of safety vest, there should be no problem in doing your own research to find a low cost alternative to ensure you don’t have to spend as much on your workwear.

Acquiring safety wear at a discount price need not be problematic, provided you know the ins and outs of haggling, and where to get the best deal to begin with. By browsing online, or looking for bulk suppliers, you can help reduce the unit cost per safety vest to an attractive rate, which will ultimately allow you to get more for your money. As an employer, this means you can decrease your fixed purchasing cost, as well as negotiate suitable terms for payment and delivery to aid with cash flow circumstances. All in all, through choosing your purchasing channels wisely, you can ensure you get the best deal for yourself, and your staff.

Safety First Baby Monitor Reviews

Parents appreciate the peace of mind and freedom of movement provided by baby monitors. Their little one can sleep peacefully in the crib while Mom and Dad take care of chores around the house. The parents can monitor the baby from another room and know immediately when Baby needs them. One product group of monitors is the Safety First baby monitor line. Their monitors include those that monitor sounds and also some that include a camera component for visual monitoring.

The Safety 1st Crystal Clear Baby Monitor and the Safety 1st Glow and Grow Baby Monitor are the more economical models. Both models offer two channels at 49MHz with low battery indicators and volume control. Both the parent and baby units in these models operate on batteries with AC adapters also included. They are both offered only in white. There are several variations between the models also. The Crystal Clear model includes a belt clip on the portable parent unit and an intercom talk back feature. Its signal has a range of up to 600 feet. In contrast, the Glow and Grow model provides a digital reading of the nursery’s temperature. It also has a tap on night light that automatically shuts off in fifteen minutes, which is handy for night time diaper changes. Its signal range is up to 400 feet away. Both receive good parent ratings for clear signal and great range. There seems to be some quality control issues, however, since some units are reported as having a lot of static while most others transmit very clearly.

The medium priced models the company makes are the Safety 1st Safe-Glow Nursery Monitor, the 1st Glow and Go Duo Monitor, the Sound View Monitor and the Comfort Zone Digital Baby Monitor. All operate on nine volt batteries with energy saving AC adapters included. All have low battery and power on indicators and only come in white. All have a portable parent unit with belt clip, but the Glow and Go Duo and the Safe-Glow models offer an additional parent unit as well. The first 3 models operate on two channels at 49 MHz at a range from up to four to six hundred feet. The Comfort Zone Digital is the only model with an alarm that signals if the nursery temperature falls outside the range parents have set for it. It also has 2.4 GHz of digital technology offering 14 channels at up to 900 feet. The Sound View, Glow and Go and Safe-Glow units have a soft glowing tap on night light with a fifteen minute automatic cut off period.

Parent reviews of these four models are mostly positive. There again appears to be inconsistency in production of the models. Some work very well from the start while others do not and need to be replaced. Some parents state the units “eat up batteries” as they only last a few hours sometimes in the parent unit. The nursery temperature measurements tend to be higher than the actual temperature of the room.

The final Safety 1st baby monitor models are the Prism and the True View Color Video Monitors. These are the most expensive models of the product line because they include color video cameras as the baby units. The Prism comes in black and the True View in white. Both have 2.4 GHz of digital technology which run on batteries with AC adapters included. Each can be set on table tops or wall mounted. Other common features are sound lights, volume and brightness controls, adaptable viewing angles and a signal range of up to 350 feet. The True View model includes low battery and on/off warning signals with an out of range indicator and auto channel selector. The Prism, on the other hand, offers a remote zoom feature, is voice activated and includes a date and time display. It also monitors the temperature in the nursery.

Good Companies Invest in Safety Barriers

The safety conditions in a specific workplace can only be improved when a thorough assessment of the various factors that affect the overall work practices of each person who works in it is made. It should be taken into consideration that the culture of each company or organization is the prime determinant if measures undertaken will indeed do anything to make these workplaces safer than they used to be.

There are times when some business considerations push companies to compromise the safety of their employees. However, it should be understood that when a company prioritizes business survival over the welfare of its employees then there is something wrong with how the company is managed.

Companies should always thrive to achieve a balance between the welfare of its employees and its own survival. In the pursuit of this balance, companies would need to invest on workplace safety supplies such as barriers and other industrial tools and equipment which are designed to help keep the workplace safe for everybody.

There are different kinds of safety barriers which companies can make use of depending on the type of work area in which they will be installed. However, most of these barriers are bolted into place so as to facilitate quick and easy replacement the moment that they are damaged or no longer suitable for use. Bolting barriers into place lessens installation cost in the long run. For added visibility, companies are required by law to only install orange-coloured barriers.

While the designs and styles of these barriers may be different from on manufacturer to another, the measurements and dimensions of most barriers have already been standardized by law. Examples of such are:

1. Twin Channel Heavy Barriers – has to be bolted in place and should be 750 millimetres high.

2. Twin-Channel Barriers w/ steel pedestrian handrails – also bolted in place with a total height of 1100 millimetres.

3. Armco Galvanized Steel Safety Barrier – also bolted in place with a standard height of 750 millimetres

4. Safety Barriers w/ tapered ends – usually installed with flat or flush front face railings and has a standard height of 750 millimetres.

5. Welded Tubular Barrier w/ rounded ends – this barrier offers maximum safety because it is fully welded to have rounder corners; it has a standard height of 500 millimetres.

6. Medium-duty Safety barriers – has height ranging from 450-750 millimetres and has to be bolted into place; such barriers can either be twin-channelled or single-channelled depending on the type of application to which it is used for.

Apart from the actual procurement of these workplace safety supplies, companies also need to make sure that immediate medical attention can be given to their employees during the whole time that they are on-duty.