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12 Mar 2020

Tower Week 15th - 21st March



In support of #TowerWeek, Good to Go Safety are providing a 10% discount off all online orders for Scaffold Tower related products

Scaffold Tower products will have a 10% discount online between 15-21 March 2020. To find out more about the campaign and to discover more useful tips and downloads you can visit PASMA or visit Good to Go Safety to find out more about we can provide.

Roughly 40 workers die every year in the UK due to a fall from height. Many workers are injured each year when they fall from scaffold towers or when the scaffold tower overturns. One of the main reasons for incidents occurring is due to flaws in the erected scaffold tower – where the scaffold tower structure is incorrectly assembled. Therefor, scaffold towers should inspected by trained employees.

Ensuring that equipment is fit for purpose is a vital element of any programme aiming to achieve high standards of health and safety. Now that you have a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse.

24 Feb 2020

NOW IN STOCK - Straddle Carrier Inspections

Storm Ciara

Our BIGGEST equipment inspection (literally) is NOW IN STOCK!

A Straddle Carrier otherwise known as a Straddle Truck is a heavy load transportation vehicle. Unlike conventional trucks, the Straddle Carrier transports the load underneath itself by driving into position, grasping and picking it up then carrying it to the new destination point.

Straddle Carriers are still very popular in a variety of different industry sectors, such as lumber, shipping ports etc. This is due to their ability to load or offload in a single operation, which improves efficiency.

Due to their size, these massive pieces of machinery can be extremely dangerous to human life. Straddle Carriers fall under both The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). These regulation imposes specific legal duties on businesses to provide, inspect, maintain and operate safe work equipment.

Around 13% of all lifting equipment incidents are attributed to poor maintenance such as the failure of wire ropes/cables.

Assuming the risk of deterioration is an ongoing inevitability, the importance of daily / weekly checks to identify any day-to-day Straddle Carrier damage, faults or failure cannot be underestimated. It would be madness to rely purely on a 12 month LOLER inspection.

Ensuring that lifting equipment is fit for purpose is a vital element of any programme aiming to achieve high standards of health and safety. Now that you have a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse.

11 Feb 2020

Available to Pre-Order Now

Storm Ciara

Introducing our BIGGEST equipment inspection yet (literally)!

A Straddle Carrier otherwise known as a Straddle Truck is a heavy load transportation vehicle. Unlike conventional trucks, the Straddle Carrier transports the load underneath itself by driving into position, grasping and picking it up then carrying it to the new destination point.

Straddle Carriers are used in a variety of different industry sectors, such as the manufacturing, lumber, shipping ports and construction industry.

The reason Straddle Carriers are still very popular is due to their ability to load or offload a semi-trailer in a single operation, which improves efficiency even though they travel at relatively slow speeds (15-20mph) when carrying a load.

These huge pieces of workplace equipment fall under both The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). These regulation imposes specific legal duties on companies to provide, inspect, maintain and operate safe work equipment.

Around a quarter of all lifting equipment incidents involve a dropped load, an estimated 60% of which could be attributed to poor maintenance and 15% to the failure of wire ropes/cables.

Assuming the risk of deterioration is an ongoing inevitability, the importance of daily / weekly checks to identify any day-to-day Straddle Carrier damage, faults or failure cannot be underestimated. It would be madness to rely purely on a 12 month LOLER inspection.

Ensuring that lifting equipment is fit for purpose is a vital element of any programme aiming to achieve high standards of health and safety. Now that you have a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse.

10 Feb 2020

Storm Dennis on his Way

Storm Ciara

More high winds and heavy rain are heading straight for the UK with 100mph Storm Dennis set to batter on Friday.

The UK sighed with relief as Storm Ciara dissipated today after the UK was hit by winds of more than 90mph. Cutting power to 20,000 homes, bringing down trees, creating widespread flooding and major traffic delays during the weekend. Unfortunately the celebrations were all too soon as the dreadful weather is far from over.

With scattered snow showers, heavy rain and severe wind warnings inbound, now seems a sensible time to remind people to take extra care in all outdoor working activities. Additional dangers and precautions should be considered during such periods of extreme weather.

Driving is one of the most hazardous working activities in the UK. There are an estimated 3 million company cars on the roads and roughly 1 in 3 will be involved in an accident each year. As Storm Dennis hits the UK we urge employers and employees to avoid driving wherever possible, if however you must drive, please ensure you take extra time for your journey, drive slower, be patient with other drivers and complete a vehicle inspection prior to setting off.

Given what’s on the line, asking employees to conduct pre-use inspections before using vehicles for work is a smart and responsible policy to enforce. With our easy-to-use walk-through checklist it only takes a short time to ensure that a vehicle is safe to operate. Not only will it provide protection for the company and driver, but it also reinforces a strong safety awareness message at management level.

With a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse for blindly setting off without being confident that your vehicle will reach its destination in one piece.

7 Feb 2020

UK to be battered by 80mph winds

Storm Ciara

Storm Ciara is due to hit the United Kingdom this weekend with winds up to 80mph. Weather forecasts warn of possible power outages and travel disruptions.

With severe wind warnings issued this weekend, now seems a sensible time to remind people working with or on scaffolding of the dangers and precautions that should be considered during such periods of extreme weather.

Of particular concern during periods of strong winds are bracing and tie arrangements. When ties are properly installed (correct tie pattern, sufficient coupler connections, adequately tested etc) the chances of failure are significantly reduced. Scaffold designs do account for high wind speeds (70-80 mph or greater is usually built into the equation) and let’s be honest, such wind speeds are not that rare within the UK.

Knowing that strong winds are on the way also allows for additional safety preparations to be put in place in advance of the Storm Ciara's arrival. Boards can be tied down with retaining couplers sheeting/netting can be removed or secured with additional ties (the last thing you want is for the sheeting/netting to act like a sail determined to bring your scaffold down). Remove any loose items/tools/equipment from the top of the scaffold which could become a lethal weapon if whipped from above.

With a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse.

5 Feb 2020

The Health and Safety Event 2020



We are pleased to announce that Good to Go Safety and TakeAIM will be exhibiting at The Health and Safety Event #HSE2020.

We have been a market leader for equipment inspection checklists throughout the course of the past decade. Our innovative tagging and checklist systems (Good to Go Safety) have helped UK companies to carry out and record their various pre-use equipment checks across a wide range of industries.

Following the success of our Good to Go Safety systems we decided to develop a digital version that can be used on smart phones/tablets in the form of the TakeAIM app - TakeAIM was launched last year and has been proving very popular.

We are looking forward to The Health and Safety Event - I'm sure we will see lots of familiar faces / customers and plenty of new ones joining an ever growing number of companies using our inspection systems to improve their safety and maintenance programmes.

The Health and Safety Event #HSE2020 will take place on the 28-30th April at the NEC Birmingham. Take note of the date and come along and visit us at stand 12-A72.
29 Jan 2020

Manual Handling at Work



As an employer, you must safeguard your employees from the possibility of injury from unsafe manual handling in your workplace.

Manual handling means the transportation or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, putting down or moving a load.

One worker is sent to the hospital every day in the UK due to an injury involving material handling equipment.

An accident is much more likely to occur to workers when equipment used is damaged or ineffective. With more than one third of all workplace injuries (requiring more than three days off work) being caused by manual handling, it is imperative to reinforce the importance of completing equipment inspections.

By ignoring equipment inspections (such as Forklifts, Racking, Ladders, Pallet Trucks) and assuming they are safe to use you open your workplace up to the risks of unplanned maintenance and even the possibility of a fatality.

Good to Go Safety can provide you with a documented pre-shift check which can be used to identify and report defects and clearly inform operatives of the equipments current status (Good to Go or Do Not Use). With a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse.

23 Jan 2020

Videos - Fleet Vehicle Checks



Our fleet vehicle checklists and Digital Inspection APP can help you carry out your daily/pre-drive checks and to record the findings. These short videos help explain exactly what you should be checking:

Using the digital inspection app TakeAIM allows you to tick off the checks as you go and if a fault is found you can add a photo/comments which will be visible to your manager in real-time back in the office - allowing them to arrange any maintenance or advise if the vehicle is to be taken off the road until repairs have been carried out..

Having documented evidence of a comprehensive maintenance programme and daily checks online can be hugely beneficial if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

Taking just a few minutes each day can help improve cost efficiencies by reducing fuel consumption, it can help ensure you meet your legal responsibilities and complying with best practice guidelines, and of course it improves safety on the road while giving the driver peace of mind and assurance that their vehicle is well maintained.


1: External Checks:


1: Internal Checks:
20 Jan 2020

UK Snow Storm Forecast



The United Kingdom is set to be smashed by snow storms as polar surge sweeps in next week.

Storm Brendan hit much of the UK last week, bringing rain and gusts of 80mph winds, which caused travel disruption. With mammoth polar surges due in next week, we must prepare for extremely dangerous driving conditions.

During hazardous weather conditions we would always advise to avoid a journey wherever possible but clearly this is not a realistic option for many so we have listed a few handy hints and tips to help you travel safely in wintery conditions.

With snow storms expected across most of the UK next week we’d like to remind you to ensure that all vehicles are in good working order prior to use

Given what’s on the line, asking employees to conduct pre-use checks before using vehicles for work is a smart and responsible policy to enforce. With our easy-to-use walk-through checklist it only takes a short time to ensure that a vehicle is safe to operate. Not only will it provide protection for the company and driver, but it also reinforces a strong safety awareness message at management level.

Vision being obscured due to lack of screen wash or faulty wipers can play a major role in an accident. Suddenly even the safest driver can be in a life-or-death situation.

Follow these quick winter driving tips:

Keep both hands on the wheel

Be ready for strong winds and potential snow whiteouts on exposed stretches of road

Be ready for sudden gusts when passing tall buildings and high-sided vehicles

Keep your speed down - Driving at a sensible speed will ensure you give yourself more that enough time to slow down before a hazard.

Take care and leave extra room around cars. - Sudden gusts of wind or whiteouts may cause other drivers to veer off course.

Keep your distance from other vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles and caravans

Keep an eye on the vehicles ahead of you – looking for clues as to how the wind may be affecting them will give you advanced warning of where the wind may be strongest

Do not tow high-sided trailers like caravans or horse-boxes

Twigs or small branches in the road could mean there’s a tree or large branch in the way around the next bend

Partially fallen trees can hang above the sweep of your headlights, making them hard to spot

Plan your journey carefully, checking weather and traffic bulletins regularly

Expect temporary closures - on exposed bridges and due to fallen debris or accidents

High winds combined with heavy snow can significantly affect visibility - ensure your wipers are in good condition and up to the job

Ensure you're Good to Go. - Ensure all of your lights are in good working order to ensure you can be seen through heavy spray and gloomy conditions

Of course, as with any journey, the first step should be to check your vehicle before you leave. Checking tyres, screen wash/wipers, lights, visibility etc are all safety critical elements and carrying out/recording your pre-drive checks have never been easier. With a choice of our Paper Checklists or a Digital Inspection using our TakeAIM app there is no excuse for blindly setting off without being confident that your vehicle will reach its destination in one piece.

15 Jan 2020

Driving in Storms such as Storm Brendan



Storm Brendan has hit much of the UK, bringing rain and gusts of wind more than 80mph. The MET have issued warnings of travel disruption.

As always during hazardous weather conditions we would advise to avoid the journey wherever possible but clearly this is not a realistic option for many so we have listed a few handy hints and tips to help you travel safely whist on the road.

Keep both hands on the wheel

Be ready for stronger winds and gusts on exposed stretches of road or when passing high-sided vehicles

Be ready for sudden gusts when passing tall buildings in urban areas

Keep your speed down - Strong gusts won’t blow you as far off course. Driving at a steady speed will also ensure you give yourself more time to slow down before a hazard.

Take care and leave extra room around cyclists and motorcyclists. - They're particularly vulnerable to sudden gusts and may veer across the road

Keep your distance from other vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles and caravans

Keep an eye on the vehicles ahead of you – looking for clues as to how the wind may be affecting them will give you advanced warning of where the wind may be strongest

Avoid towing high-sided trailers like caravans or horse-boxes if very windy conditions are forecast

Twigs or small branches in the road could mean there’s a tree or large branch in the way around the next bend

Partially fallen trees can hang above the sweep of your headlights, making them hard to spot

Plan your journey carefully, checking weather and traffic bulletins regularly

Expect lower speed limits or temporary closures on exposed bridges – especially for towing vehicles – and road closures due to fallen debris or accidents

High winds combined with heavy downpours can significantly affect visibility - ensure your wipers are in good condition and up to the job

Ensure you're Good to Go. - Ensure all of your lights are in good working order to ensure you can be seen through heavy spray and gloomy conditions

Of course, as with any journey, the first step should be to check your vehicle before you leave. Checking tyres, screen wash/wipers, lights, visibility etc are all safety critical elements and carrying out/recording your pre-drive checks have never been easier. With a choice of our paper checklists available here or a digital inspection using our TakeAIM app available here there is no excuse for blindly setting off without being confident that your vehicle will reach its destination in one piece.
11 Nov 2019

6 New Pre-Use Inspection Posters



Encouraging employees to complete pre-use checks of workplace equipment is both prudent and proactive.

Employees will have been trained on the safe use and maintenance of workplace equipment, but providing them with clear visual ‘reminders’ of their required actions can go a long way to ensuring their training remains at the forefront of their minds. To find out more, watch our video.

Location is key. Your poster should be displayed in a relevant area. For example, our warehouse equipment posters would be best sited at the entrance to the warehouse or by the maintenance area. If the poster is placed in an inappropriate location or is surrounded by other posters and information, the message won’t reach the right people at the right time, or may be overlooked completely.

Places, people, places. In addition to being in a relevant area, a poster also needs to be seen and read. In order to be effective a poster should appear in a high-traffic area that will allow people to stop and see it. A canteen or washroom are good examples of areas with a lot of traffic and that allow people the time to take in the poster.

Stand-alone. When posters are grouped with a lot of other visual displays or if they are left up for too long they lose their effectiveness. A wall of “clutter” often gets overlooked, and anything that’s seen every day blends into the background. It’s a good idea to change your posters at least once a month to keep the messages fresh and to avoid complacency. As we continue to add more posters to our range you’ll be able to regularly switch the equipment poster of choice. The fact our posters are made from synthetic paper means they can be easily rolled up and stored without risk of damage or tearing like most traditional paper posters.

Highlight important safety information. One of the most beneficial and obvious benefits to displaying safety posters is to highlight important safety information. Our posters have been designed to mirror the key component checks to carry out, as found in the Good to Go Safety systems. Providing strong visual posters act as a further reminder to employees to complete their pre-use checks.

Demonstrate your commitment to safety. While it is important to display safety information for obvious reasons, the benefits extend beyond that. Taking the time and effort to display these posters demonstrates your company’s commitment to safety. Through posting signs and posters, it becomes obvious that safety is an important issue and that you are committed to providing protection to anyone that enters your establishment.

To see the full range of pre-use inspection posters click here.

Our new pre-use inspection posters visual reminders for Tractors, Cars, Vans, Fixed Scaffolding, Forklift Work Platforms, Overhead Cranes and Podium Steps. Our full range include pre-use inspection posters for Excavators, Forklifts, Harnesses, Ladders, Scaffold Towers, Pallet Racking, Loader Cranes, Pallet Trucks, MEWP (Boom Lift, Scissor Lift). We also have information stations which include details on how the Good to Go Safety system works whilst providing a central location for all inspection checklists.

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