Retractable reels reduce risks

Nederman are advocating the benefits of installing self-retracting hose and cable reels, following the latest campaign from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to reduce slips, trips and falls.

HSE state slips and trips are the most common workplace hazards and cause over one third of all injuries. It’s a serious problem as 95% of major slips result in broken bones. In 2009 alone, this equated to over 10,000 workers suffering serious injury at a cost of £512 million to employers and £133 million to the NHS. Yet employers’ duties to control these risks are clearly established and most accidents would be easily prevented with better housekeeping.

“Using self-retracting reels reduces two primary risks,” said Mark Hodgens, Managing Director. “If you prevent spillages, you stop floors becoming slippery, whilst avoiding trailing leads removes a major tripping hazard.”

Nederman supply a complete range of self-retracting reels for air, oil, water, grease and electrical power (stainless-steel and ATEX-compliant products are available too). Besides risk reduction, there’s positive return on investment too as wear and accidental damage is reduced and efficiency is increased.