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This year the international UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship is coming to Belgium! The event will be held in Ostend from 16 to 19 May. As many as 42 countries will participate in this prestigious race, with about 450 athletes! The organisation has entrusted the safety of the various courses to Boplan.
There are three courses for this event: the time trial (9km), the road race (...17 May 2019in Health and Safety
The aim of the game in a warehouse environment is to achieve a risk-free workplace, although completing this particular game is harder than you think. With hazards at every corner, it is extremely difficult to avoid the odd slip, trip or fall. However, you can minimise the potential of severe accidents occurring with the helping hand of some basic measures. This includes a revolutionary...31 January 2018in Health and Safety
A key concern for health and safety managers responsible for a business, which operates using vehicles alongside employees at ground level, is the risk of collisions. You must ensure you put forward precautions such as safety barriers, to help reduce the chances of a crash. Failure to do so may contribute to the severity of any injuries caused by a collision, as well as damages to stock,...24 January 2018in Health and Safety
One of the biggest risks towards staff, in any warehouse environment, is injury from a racking collapse that could cause a domino effect. Whilst racking is usually secure enough to prevent this from happening, collisions with vehicles and machinery still present a risk. All it takes is for one mistimed manoeuvre or another simple mistake for the racking to be brought down.
This poses an...17 January 2018in Health and Safety
For health and safety managers, no concern is greater than ensuring the utmost has been done to provide a safe working environment. From our years of industry experience, we’ve learned there is nothing more important than employee and people safety. Protecting staff, members of the public and a business’ assets from harm is principal to succeeding in the role. For warehouse safety...27 December 2017in Health and Safety
It is unfathomable to suggest that at one point in the workplace, regardless of the environment you work in, there was hardly any safety protocols in order to protect the workforce. Dial the clock back to the 60’s and 70’s where employees, such as coal miners and dock workers, were subject to extremely pressurising conditions with no reassurance over their safety. Not just their...20 December 2017in Health and Safety
Within any industrial or factory environment, there is likely to be some assets that require protection from accidents, such as; gates, loading docks and entrances/exits. In many cases, heavy machinery such as forklift trucks are used, and these could potentially cause a great deal of damage. Delivery vehicles such as trucks and lorries may also be present, adding to the potential risk, and...14 December 2017in Health and Safety
Airports in the 21st century are hectic environments, not only to be experienced as a holiday-lover, but as an employee too. The constant alert, awareness and training required makes for a high-pressure workplace almost at all times. There is a necessity for it though, as it ensures the safety of the passengers and every member of staff.
But it has to be asked – exactly how much...29 November 2017in Health and Safety
Here at Boplan, we understand that things move fast in your warehouse. There’s pedestrian workers alongside vehicle and machine operators, simultaneously working their individual roles. In order to maximise the capabilities of your warehouse, you’ve probably put together a dedicated employee workforce alongside expensive machinery and a fleet of vehicles regularly operating in the...22 November 2017in Health and Safety
Not everybody is a fan of heights. There’s just something about being up where the air is clear and looking down that makes some people feel queasy. The easy answer for people like that is to simply avoid being off the ground!
But for some people, it’s their job. Pylon workers, pilots and even warehouse workers will at some point, during the average working day, work off the...16 November 2017in Health and Safety
When it comes to safety, the most important factor in a safety implement’s performance is the durability. It doesn’t necessarily have to look attractive so long as it serves a protective purpose. However, our flexible safety barriers here at BoPlan subvert this statement. We believe the aesthetics play a crucial role in the performance of our barriers!
Normally we wouldn...1 November 2017in Health and Safety
When working in an intense environment such a factory, there is an underlying need for stringent safety measures. This ensures the protection and safety of everybody involved in the factory’s day-to-day running. One safety measure that can be implemented with many benefits included are pedestrian safety barriers.
Safety barriers are handy in a number of scenarios and we have...25 October 2017in Health and Safety
When your workforce arrive to their jobs on a day-to-day basis, they expect to turn up to a safe working environment. Not only is it a lawful obligation on the business owner’s behalf, but it is a basic human right that runs parallel with toilet access, break times and in some cases, smoke breaks.
But when it comes to physical human safety, how seriously do you as a Business...18 October 2017in Health and Safety
Regardless of where you work, whether it be in a warehouse or an office, there are always potential hazards that can lead to accidents. It is imperative that as a business owner and a business runner, you are aware of the dangers that hazards can pose and that you act upon them swiftly.
It doesn’t take much for an accident to occur – loose cables along the floor or a dodgy...4 October 2017in Health and Safety
Make no secret of it – you can never have too much protection within your warehouse. Here at Boplan, we’re always thriving to make businesses as safe as possible and with our vast catalogue of safety implements, you could be making strides in achieving just that.
There are many ways you can improve your business’ safety. Clear fire exits, a high standard of...27 September 2017in Health and Safety
If you’re a business owner, you may have several questions running through your mind. Are my staff happy? What’s my financial outlook for the next quarter? Is my business premises safe to work within? If the answer to the latter question isn’t crystal clear, maybe it’s time for a change.
It is impossible to make a business accident-proof, as an accident in the...21 September 2017in Health and Safety
What makes a happy, enjoyable working environment? Is it a positive attitude? Staff morale? Or maybe the knowledge that everyone within that environment is safe to work there? Boplan wants to ensure that you’re able to keep your workers safe and happy, all whilst keeping your factory compliant with safety regulations. Read on to see how this can be achieved!
The Stats Don’t...6 September 2017in Health and Safety
If you were to look at your business, you may already have some safety measures implemented to ensure your workforce is well shielded from your vehicle fleet and other potential hazard zones. However, if you were to take a look at your racking – is that as adequately protected? If not, you could be looking at an economic crisis, where you could be kissing goodbye to thousands of pounds...25 August 2017in Health and Safety
Flexible Safety Barriers – Protecting People & Equipment
The important thing to remember when it comes to protecting your business’ assets and the occupants within is the adaptability it brings. No longer do you have to rely upon permanently-fixed applications to prevent any vehicular accidents! Boplan has a variety of flexible safety barriers to...18 August 2017in Health and Safety
Repairing Damaged Warehouse Safety Barriers
If you look around your warehouse and allow your eyes to be drawn to your safety barriers, are you greeted with the best in ultra-modern and durable technology or do you see tired, 20th century concrete and steel?
Traditional or retro safety barriers, such as steel barriers, require regular maintenance. To ensure that they are seen from...8 August 2017in Health and Safety
Top 5 Tips for Safety Barrier Design in Your Warehouse
At Boplan, we love to see warehouses implementing appropriate measures in order to develop a safe working environment for their employees. We believe safety is key to creating an atmosphere people want to be a part of. When employees feel cared for and appreciated, loyalty and productivity rates increase and...31 July 2017in Health and Safety
Amazing Airport Safety Barriers
For councillors and private airport owners, security and safety are a central focus to ensure the likelihood of continuous travel, without disruption. With the congested nature of airports, accidents involving vehicles unfortunately do occur. Here at Boplan, we have a vast range of modern airport safety barrier products for you to choose from....21 July 2017in Health and Safety
Safety Barriers in the Food Industry
Food; everybody needs it so it makes sense that food production, food storage and food distribution is a vast industry. Within that industry, there is a need to ensure that goods, people and infrastructure are safe.
Boplan can help. Our safety solutions are in place in food companies across the globe and there’s a good reason why. Not only...25 april 2017in Health and Safety
Protective posts just got more exciting...
At Boplan, we’re dedicated to creating innovative safety solutions for the workplace. Our range of flexible safety bollards and flexible protective posts provide far more benefits than their metal counterparts and are being used in major companies across the globe. We’re proud of how amazing our products are but we never stop trying to...19 april 2017in Health and Safety
Flexible Safety Barriers in your Workplace
What is strong but flexible, designed for maximum visibility and minimum maintenance, innovative and versatile, and can be used for a number of different applications?
This isn’t some kind of complicated riddle. The answer is easy; it’s our FLEX IMPACT® safety barriers.
We know it sounds too good to be true but our...18 april 2017in Health and Safety
Chemical Factory Safety Barriers
Question: Why can you never trust atoms?
Answer: They make up everything. Sorry for the bad chemistry joke but all the good ones Argon.
Okay, okay, we promise that’s the last joke we’ll make. Fortunately for our clients, our chemical factory safety barriers are much better than our attempt at chemical humour.
Our flexible...24 March 2017in Health and Safety
Flexible Safety Barriers in Warehouses
At Boplan we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing innovative safety solutions. Our flexible safety barriers are just one of the fantastic ranges we have on offer. Unlike many of our competitors, we are able to provide full safety solutions; from zone planning to installation to ongoing maintenance.
Our products are used globally...16 March 2017in Health and Safety
Flexible Airport Safety Barriers
Airports are extremely busy places. As well as all the planes flying in and out, there are all the support vehicles too. Catering trucks, baggage handlers, forklifts, ground support, dollies, fuel trucks, container loaders, passenger buses; the list goes on.
With all that traffic, it’s not surprising that accidents happen. Damage to...2 March 2017in Health and Safety
Health and Safety: Flexible Safety Barriers
At Boplan, we think safety barriers are pretty exciting and, after we tell you all about our Flex Impact range, we think you will too.
Not convinced? Let us explain why we think our flexible safety barriers are definitely something worth talking about.
What isFLEX IMPACT®?
First we need to tell you all about what makes...8 February 2017in Health and Safety