Evesham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 10, 2012 -- The main goal of the safety talks scheme is to empower employees so that they can recognise avoid, report, and correct any safety hazards in the world of power tool use. Toolbox have recently attended the Makita Power Tools exhibition in Kenilworth in September and were highly impressed by the concept giving it a huge thumbs up. Lee Taylor, General Manager of Toolbox stated:
"Having additional awareness around tools can only be a good thing, especially for line managers and site managers who are not necessarily using these tools, but still need to be aware of the dangers and safety risks. Makita have a proven pedigree in delivering training in the correct and safe use of tools and equipment, along with numerous additional accredited courses at their state of the art training centre in Milton Keynes."
Safety Talks is available in various formats, predominantly as a USB stick, the bonus of the software is that it is available in 7 different languages with all the translation being done for you.
Anthony Langston, Website Manager of Toolbox stated: "Although we aren't massively in the industrial power tools business, we always like to support the end users and purchasers of our tools, and advise them accordingly on the safety requirements associated with them. Something as simple as adding ear protectors to a 'have you forgotten' page is a thing we take great pride in, not only is it adding extra value for us and our total basket value it is ensuring our customers are safe in their work."
There are many dangers to think about when using a power tool, for example the new vibration laws that have been introduced. Makita explains the traffic light scheme which is a points system that guides the operator on the length of time a tool can be used (trigger time) safely.
Toolbox is the sister company/site of the ever expanding Plumbworld portfolio.
Plumbworld was an early pioneer of online trading, started by James and Anita Hickman in 1999 and was sold to the Grafton Group PLC in December 2006, Plumbworld now employ more than 50 people in their purpose built warehouse and offices and boast an astonishing 40+ websites selling everything from Woodwork tools and leaf blowers to draper tools and multifuel stoves. The business has a total turnover in excess of £18 million and is growing at more than 20% year on year.