HULL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2012) - As the rain comes down and the temperatures drop, small businesses have been urged to prepare for winter. The advice comes from whatishealthandsafety.co.uk and is designed to keep everyone safe throughout the chilly months.
According to the site - which provides safety information to businesses - company owners should carry out a thorough risk assessment of their premises and buy health and safety equipment from online suppliers. This, they claim, will help businesses survive the cold spell with ease and will ensure they don't lose money over the nippy season.
Matt Hornsby, a spokesman for the site said: "We might have had one of the wettest summers on record, but the unsettled weather looks set to continue. Winter's on its way, which means businesses have to be prepared for snow, sleet and ice - as well as rain."
He continued: "Luckily, there are a wide range of safety products online that will help small companies to get through the next few months. Everything from non-slip matting to personal protective clothing is available on the net, so it's worth taking a look."
As well as general winter supplies, whatishealthandsafety.co.uk is also keen to promote the use of safety signs. These come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be used inside and out - even during bad weather. They offer clear, visual guidance to staff, visitors and general members of publics and will help keep people out of harm's way.
Prohibition signs, for instance, tell everyone what they must not do and should be positioned anywhere useful including corridors, lifts and outdoor locations. Mandatory signs, on the other hand, tell people what they must do and are a great way to enforce your company's rules and regulations.
Speaking about safety signs, Hornsby said: "Safety signs are colour-coded for your convenience and are instantly recognisable. They're the ideal purchase for any organisation and are sure to come in handy during winter, where everything's that much wetter and icier."
If you're looking to improve the health and safety of your business, find the safety equipment store that suits your needs.