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B Prepared for winter

Jan 10, 2019 2:48:28 PM / by Banner

B safe this Winter with this guide to winter essentials

We all know how unpredictable the weather is in the UK during winter; one day it’s mild, next it’s raining and then it’s snowing! While you have no control over the weather, you can control how you prepare your workplace. 

Here are a few tips to help you B Prepared this winter.

Stay safe and be seen at night 
Many of us will leave for work and come home when it’s dark, some of us may even work outside in the dark. Therefore it’s vital that you’re seen at night, we recommend wearing a High Viz vest, carrying a torch with you and consider having a personal alarm, especially if you walk home in the dark.


Order code Description
117 0449 Hi-Vis 2Band Waistcoat Yellow Medium
117 0452 Hi-Vis Class2 Vest Yellow Large
790 1764 Sure Guard Electronic Personal Alarm PASC
790 1766 Securikey Personal Alarm Black/Silver 
790 2600 2AAA Torch
790 1098 Metal Torch

Plan for ice and snow

If you’re responsible for keeping walkways outside the building clear then develop a plan to remove snow & de-ice. Determine who will clear the paths & roads etc. and ensure you have the correct Binproducts and equipment to do this, including appropriate protective clothing. Be aware of any trip hazards such as curbs or slopes and invest in equipment to highlight the hazards.


Hazards don’t just occur outside, consider the trip and slip hazards inside the building and avoid any accidents by having a plan to prevent them, such as safety signs, extra doormats so employees can dry their feet & mop wet areas more regularly to remove excess water so they will dry quicker.

Order code Description
119 1163 Ready to Use Screen wash 5L
790 2685 Small Weighted Traffic Cone 50cm
119 0897 Red Smart Snow Pusher
790 2370 2Work Folding Safety Sign
666 4151 Doortex Ultmat 90x150cm Grey

Keep it comfortable
Employees will perform better when they’re comfortable so consider the environment around them. Make sure you regulate humidity levels during winter; you’ll need to turn the heating up but make sure the air doesn’t become too dry as this can become uncomfortable. If employees are aloud space heaters make sure smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors have been checked.


Order code Description
113 0469 2KW Upright Fan Heater
113 0465 1.5KW Oil Filled Radiator
113 0463 2KW Convector Heater

B Prepared and order your winter essentials today

To place an order, contact your account manager or to set up a Banner account please complete our contact us form.

Topics: Seasonal


Written by Banner