How phs Besafe can help the construction industry 

The key to achieving safe working conditions on a construction site is to ensure that health and safety issues are planned, organised, controlled, monitored and reviewed. Everyone controlling site work has health and safety responsibilities. Checking that working conditions are healthy and safe before work begins and ensuring that the proposed work is not going to put others at risk requires planning and organisation.

There are many hazards to consider on a construction site. Many solids, liquids and gases can catch fire and burn. It only takes a source of ignition, which may be a small flame or an electrical spark, together with air, for a fire to start. Any outbreak of fire threatens the health and safety of those on site and will be costly in damage and delay. A host of other dangerous chemicals and materials also threaten the safety of staff, such as dust, asbestos and lead.

Wearing the proper safety workwear is essential for employees working on construction sites. At phs Besafe, we provide a range of services and products which can help ensure extra protection and stability for workers. Our Bright Gear range is suitable for construction or railway sites where aggregates are used, as well as any other outdoor industrial locations. This is because every garment in this range conforms to the Railway Group Standard (GO/RT 3279), as well as the EN 20471 Standard (European Standard), which is split into 3 classes to assess each garment’s level of suitability and durability. In fact, a number of the high visibility items in this range, such as the Standard and Premium Coveralls, and the Standard and Premium Jacket, offer the European Standard’s highest level of visibility.

As well as keeping your workers easily visible in these environments due to their double stitched retro reflective tab and bright orange colour, our high visibility garments have been designed to provide the wearer with an optimum level of comfort and minimal restriction to their movement. This is thanks to features such as elasticated cuffs and movement panels. This workwear range is also suitable for many weather conditions because the garments are lightweight, though our jackets and coveralls have built-in heavy duty zips to limit wind chill effect.

Our Flame Gear range is flame resistant, which means it’s suitable in any environment where welding, cutting and grinding is carried out. Conforming to both the EN 11611 Standard (Welding) and EN 11612 (Flame Retardant) Standards, our Flame Gear provides insulation from heat, and resists breaking open and exposing skin to heat and harmful chemicals, which is essential when working in confined spaces. The garments also contain anti-static core conducting fibres, and have a 97% chemical repellence rate against sulphuric acid, butanol, and sodium hydroxide.