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Dangerous Goods Storage

Dangerous goods, as their name suggests, are goods that pose a harmful threat to workers and their working environments. This can include radioactive material, explosives, combustibles, flammables and chemicals. Measures must be put into place to minimise the risk of fires, explosions and any kind of human contact that may occur (skin contact, inhalation and ingestion) when storing dangerous goods. Safety cabinets are a popular way to store dangerous goods to comply with the Australian Work Health and Safety regulations. Storing in cabinets allows for goods to be kept in an efficient and organised manner while minimising the risk to workers, equipment and property. The STOREMASTA range of ha

The 101 on Ratchet Tie Down Straps

Ratchet straps are a great tool to tie down and secure moving cargo. To prevent failure of the strap and to ensure that your cargo is safe and secure during transport, it is important to inspect the tool each time before using. Ratchet straps that are regularly used in outdoor conditions should be routinely scrutinised for their condition and replaced every 2-4 years, whether or not extensive damage is visible. Even minor damage can significantly impact on the strap’s ability to hold objects securely. When conducting an inspection, look for signs of deterioration such as: - Ratchet strap shortening of length - Colour fading or webbing - Any abrasions, holes, cuts or tears - Stiffening of the

How To Fit Footwear Correctly

StartFragment Size Matters – How to fit your work boots Correctly fitted work boots are imperative to ensuring your boots protect your feet at work. Footwear that does not fit correctly can lead to callouses, corns, fatigue, ingrown toenails and other painful side effects. Fact: No two pair of feet are the same, which is why you should always try on boots before making a purchase. ATOM Safety have provided some handy tips below to help you find boots that fit. Tips for best fit: Always try boots on before you buy them, no two boots are the same even if they belong to the same manufacturer Take a pair of your own socks to try on when boot shopping, different thicknesses will affect the fit of

Choose the Right Workwear for You

To ensure comfort during the workday, it is important to get the right fitting clothing to suit the job at hand. Endurite offers a range of quality men and women’s workwear to provide you with the ultimate comfort and durability for any task. Clothing that fits poorly can lead to discomfort and may even compromise safety, so understanding what workwear is necessary and what size is required is of the upmost importance. What to consider when selecting the right workwear: High visibility clothing is required on most jobsites and in high risk environments to make sure workers are distinct against any backgrounds and are easy to see. Styles that include reflective tape are useful for providing e

How to Prepare an Aluminium Surface for Welding

A great weld starts with preparation. A poorly prepared metal surface can cause defects in the weld that make it weak. Aluminium surfaces need to be prepared differently to regular steel to ensure the integrity of the weld. Follow this simple tip for a strong aluminium weld. Use a stainless steel abrasive, such as a PFERD wire brush, iron free grinding disc or stainless steel wool to clean the surface thoroughly. Ensure that this abrasive has not been used on any other metal to avoid contamination. Remember, the more effort you put into your preparation, the cleaner and stronger the end result will be. You can purchase all your welding, abrasives and power tools from ATOM! Contact us, or vis

Customise with ATOMise

Make your team stand out from the crowd with customised workwear! Our fast turnaround embroidery service allows you to customise your workwear or corporate uniform look with company logos, projects, events or names. Why should you get customised workwear? If you are running a customer-facing business, then leaving a positive impression is a must. Embroided workwear not only increases brand exposure but it also helps your team to look more professional and show collectiveness. Including your contact details on your uniform can also be a great way to let potential customers know about the options available to contact your business. Having easily identifiable staff on a work-site can be highly

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