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9 Aug 2018

New addition to the Good to Go Safety - Telehandler



Good to Go safety are pleased to announce the launch of a new checklist system.

The latest addition was developed following requests from numerous customers to add a telehandler checklist to our range. We take our customers’ comments and suggestions seriously and after thorough research and development we are pleased to announce that our new telehandler inspection checklist and tagging system kits will be available to order from September 2018.

We expect demand to be high for the new telehandler safety checklist and we are happy to offer a 10% discount for any orders placed in August, prior to the release in September. This discount will be automatically applied on all orders for telehandler inspection products placed online before the 1st Sept 2018 and the order will be despatched as soon as items are in stock in early Sept.

Our multi-award winning product range continues to grow in popularity and our vision of helping companies to improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and comply with legislation is as strong as ever. By using our simple, but highly effective, safe equipment management system we can help keep employees safe by ensuring the equipment they operate is ‘good to go’ prior to using it. The check book (containing 25 checklists) provides guidance notes on what to check for and the checklist runs through key components to inspect. Once completed the checklist can be inserted into a tag attached to the equipment, to clearly identify to everyone, the date and findings of the inspection. A duplicate copy of each completed inspection checklist is also retained for management records.

To find out more about our telehandler maintenance inspection systems and to see the full range of equipment inspections please visit www.goodtogosafety.co.uk
16 Jul 2018

Farm Safety Week 2018 #FarmSafetyWeek



It's Farm Safety Week

Agriculture represents about 1.4% of the UK's workforce, however shockingly accounts for approximately 20% of all workplace fatalities*

Last year there were 29 fatalities to workers in agriculture. That's 29 too many. Despite more awareness around farm safety, farmers of all ages are still taking risks when working and this has to stop. People are losing their lives in incidents that in many cases could have been avoided.

In support of Farm Safety Week 2018, we're offering an automatic 10% discount this week only on our tractor checklists and kits.

The Good to Go Safety Tractor Checklist helps ensure that tractors are well maintained and regularly checked, proving invaluable in the event of an HSE inspection following an accident. The checks may also help reduce the risk of an accident occurring in the first place, as possible defects are highlighted and repairs carried out before they deteriorate further. To find out more about the range visit Good to Go Safety or watch our 1 minute video below.



To find out more about Farm Safety Week and how to get involved click here

*Agriculture represents about 1.4 percent of the workforce across the UK but astonishingly accounts for up to 20 percent of all reported work-related fatalities in Great Britain. And even though we still have one of the lowest rates of workplace deaths in Europe, one death is still one too many and we don’t want to see our farmers become a farming fatality statistic,” said FUW education and training committee chairman Alun Edwards - click here to read more.

10 Jul 2018

The importance of a warehouse



Ensure you know your warehouse

A warehouse is the heart of any business, churning out orders and continually processing the flow of incoming and outgoing goods. It is arguably the most valuable area of any business, not just in monetary terms but also in productivity.

Keeping a warehouse moving is critical to any business, any loss in productivity can prove extremely expensive. The cost of equipment downtime can include higher costs for parts and shipping; time lost responding to emergencies and diagnosing faults while equipment is not working; shipping delays and the subsequent impact on your reputation as a supplier of goods.

Assuming your workplace equipment is safe to use opens your warehouse up to the risks of unplanned maintenance and a worst case scenario of disastrous racking collapses.

Workplace equipment can cause injury/death to employees, damage to goods, cost of temporary storage, downtime, legal/compensation/insurance costs, damaged morale and public image if not properly maintained. It's a lot to gamble.

The chance of a forklift truck, pallet truck, tow tractor or other manual handling equipment colliding with pallet racking is great but the reporting of such an incident is small (Drivers voluntarily informing management that a they've hit pallet racking is very rare. It’s much more likely they'll jump out and check for damage on the truck then drive away thinking they have had a lucky escape). It is therefore critical to ensure your warehouse is frequently inspected for the need for damage to prevent any type of disaster.

In 2017 there was a news story about a forklift driver being trapped for hours due to a racking collapse. This is a testament to the potential dangers in any warehouse > Click here to read the full story

Comply with PUWER, WAHR, HSE, SEMA regulations and be recognised for promoting industry best practice with the Good to Go Safety system. The Good to Go Safety Racking Inspection System along with the rest of our checklist systems are available to order on our website

27 Jun 2018

How to be a leader in product development



The video above is like looking in a mirror. I don't mean the dance moves (trust me, no one wants to see those) but more the hard work and self-belief it takes to get noticed in the world of product development - especially in the world of workplace safety.

When we first launched Good to Go Safety back in 2009 (yes we've been around that long) we knew we had something special and were determined to make a song and dance about it, strutting our funky stuff to anyone that would listen (and more often than not, to those that didn't want to listen). The first few years of trading saw us get one or two to appreciate what we could offer but we didn't get the expected uptake we knew our product deserved.

It would have been easy to have second thoughts and question if we had been mistaken in our beliefs; maybe we weren't ready to be a major player in the safety market? Maybe our "moves" weren't as good as we thought? Maybe we should downsize our ambitions?

The guy in the video clearly never questioned his own ability, he knows what he's got and he knows how to shake it. We were made of the same strong stuff and despite a few knock backs and one or two false dawns we have done a great deal to bring Good to Go Safety to market. It's one thing having a great product and it's one thing showing people what it is - over the years we've networked at top UK safety events/exhibitions, we've redeveloped our website three times, improving the look and functionality on each occasion, we've advertised in trade magazines, we've researched the murky world of SEO and we've banged our drum on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube) until we are blue in the face; Each and every one of these steps has helped us to develop a strong and healthy following. We've redesigned the product and developed new checklists (essentially throwing in a few new moves to try and find the magic combination).

Like the guy in the video, we won't give up. That persistence and self-belief does eventually pay off. As our reputation grows, so do our followers and our customer base. It is the very definition of the snowball effect, the more awareness you can raise, the more you are deemed as acceptable and the more people want to join your party.

Word of mouth, testimonials and referrals from existing customers combined with quality of product and service all help to ensure repeat business and retained customers. Getting those first few to join in is tough, but keep at it and before you know it you won't be seen as that 'odd little guy' dancing on his own. Nope, you'll be considered a market leader, an innovator, someone that people want to join and follow, someone that can inspire others to follow suit. Yes it's hard work, but knowing that we are providing something into the industry that can improve our customer's safety, reduce their maintenance costs and ensure they comply with legislation brings us as much pleasure as throwing your hands in the air, like you just don't care.

The moral of the story is that having a great product is one thing, but reaching the end goal may take a little longer than you first envisage. But stick with it; it's worth it in the long run!

a journey to leadership

Don't forget to watch the full video (available here) to fully understand the moral of the story. Go on, join the party :-)

We've recently reached the fantastic milestone of selling over 2MILLION checklists. Join us on our journey by visiting our Website or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Youtube.

14 Jun 2018

TrustPilot Reviews


Positive feedback we receive from our customers highlights the growing appreciation for our workplace equipment inspections and inspires Good to Go Safety to continue developing our range. We've got more EXCITING products coming soon so follow us on Twitter to be one of the first to find out what we've been up to!

Good to Go Safety provides a range of equipment inspections to ensure that workers remain safe even in the worst weather. Completing a pre-use inspection ensures equipment is in safe working order. Whether it highlights to an employee that their back brake light is out, that the foundation of fixed scaffolding has been compromised or that their tractor has an electrical fault. Good to Go Safety have the ideal solution.

If you have any success stories or examples of where Good to Go Safety has made a difference to you or your company, why not share it on TrustPilot and let everyone know.

Thank you for your continued support, it really is appreciated by us all at Good to Go Safety.

11 Jun 2018

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The positive feedback we receive from you, our customers emphasises the growing appreciation for our products and inspires us to continue developing our range

If you have any success stories or examples of where Good to Go Safety has made a difference, you can share it on TrustPilot. We are always interested to hear from you and will consider using your comments for future press releases and social media posts. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube or via Pinterest to be amongst the first to hear of any new product developments, special offers or news stories from Good to Go Safety.

Good to Go Safety offers a simple, effective and affordable solution to work equipment safety and provides a flexible solution which can be adapted to meet your company requirements. The system has three main parts, a Tag, Check Book and Tamper Evident Seal. For more information visit our website Good to Go Safety

Thank you for your continued support, it really is appreciated by us all at Good to Go Safety.
6 Jun 2018

Ladder accident claims life

Ladder Fall from Height

A young man of only 20years has died after falling from a ladder at a railway station.

The emergency services arrived to Bearsden Station, East Dunbartonshire after reports were called in that a worker had been seriously injured after he fell from his ladder.

Officers remained on scene and made enquiries to establish how the man came to fall, However, the circumstances were not believed to have been suspicious.

Health and Safety Executive officials are now investigating the incident.

Falls from a height are still the biggest cause of accidental lethality in the workplace.

It is estimated that there are roughly two million step/ladders in use across the UK each day. It is therefore not surprising that step/ladders account for 40% est. of fall from height accidents.

Many ladder accidents could be stopped with worker training, a ladder inspections checklist and ladder safety precautions. Each ladder should be inspected using a ladder inspections checklist prior to using. Using a ladder inspections checklist ensures any faults or general wear and tear which could compromise the ladder are found prior to an unsuspecting user unknowingly risking their life.

Unfortunately ladder fatalities like the one above happen an average of 42 times a year. A truly shocking statistic.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual concerned at this time.
17 May 2018

Yellow Weather Warning

Bad Weather

Things to consider during stormy weather

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warnings for rain today from 9am until 10pm for large parts of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north-west of England. With yellow weather warnings issued nationwide now seems a sensible time to remind people who are working over the weekend to stay safe.

Heavy rain can cause devastating accidents both on the roads and in construction sites. Flash flooding can not only cause extremely dangerous driving conditions but also turn solid foundations into marsh.

Good to Go Safety provides a range of equipment inspections to ensure that workers remain safe even in the worst weather. Completing a pre-use inspection ensures equipment is in safe working order. Whether it highlights to an employee that their back brake light is out, that the foundation of fixed scaffolding has been compromised or that their tractor has an electrical fault. Good to Go Safety have the ideal solution.
26 Apr 2018

Now Available Tow Tractor Inspections Checklists


We were asked to produce a checklist for Tow Tractors by an existing customer and as a result we are pleased to introduce our latest addition to the Good to Go Safety range. Our comprehensive Tow Tractor inspection checklist programme will help companies to meet their LOLER and PUWER obligations.

A fully laden tow tractor and trailer can pull some serious tonnage so pre-use equipment checks of brakes, tyres and loads (amongst others) will help keep staff safe in the workplace.

Narrow aisles, small loading areas, steep ramps or uneven surfaces can make smooth operation difficult with forklifts or pallet trucks. The ability to tow multiple trailers with a tow tractor can significantly reduce traffic in warehouses and improve efficiency in busy environments.

Industrial trucks account for a large proportion of accidents in warehouses. Many of these accidents are due to operator error associated with inadequate or lack of training. There are however, other reasons for truck accidents, including unsuitable premises, poor layout and design of truck operating areas and poor truck maintenance. Employers using trucks should therefore adopt safe systems of work (eg for training employees, procedures for traffic and pedestrian movement, and for control and maintenance of trucks).

Tow tractors require inspection under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and our checklist system can help companies to meet those responsibilities.

Simply attach a tag to the tow tractor in a position for maximum visibility and then use the check book to carry out a pre-use inspection. Remove the top copy of the completed checklist and place inside the tag (a duplicate NCR copy is retained in the book for management/maintenance records). The tag will clearly advise users if a fault has been found and indicate a “Do Not Use” message, or if all checks were satisfactory than users will be advised that the truck is “Good to Go”.

Good to Go Safety encourages pre-use inspections of workplace equipment. By introducing a visual check of equipment before the start of each shift. This eradicates the assumption that workplace equipment is safe to use.

The frequency of inspection will be dependent on findings of a risk assessment with a bare minimum of an annual inspection required. In areas of daily use, in harsh environments or high risk of collisions then the frequency of inspection may be increased to monthly, weekly or daily checks. Good to Go Safety is totally flexible to meet your needs.

Check your Tow Tractors today with Good to Go Safety
13 Apr 2018

Friday the 13th - Ensure your workplace is safe!

Considered an unlucky day in Western society, Friday the 13th sparks fear in hearts of the superstitious. According to the Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute, an estimated 17-21 million people are affected by fear on this day in the United States alone.

A study within the British Medical Journal concluded that the risk of a hospital admission as a result of a accident may be increased by as much as 52% on Friday the 13th

These statistics were drawn after researchers analysed the traffic flow and number of injuries from car accidents on the M25 over a five month period during which the 13th fell on a Friday. They noted that although there were consistently fewer vehicles on the road during the Friday the 13th (possibly as a result of superstitious people) that "the risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent".

However, the Dutch Centre for Insurance stated that "fewer accidents occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday because people are preventatively more careful (at least in the Netherlands).

To keep a workplace running smoothly, safely and efficiently, you should ensure equipment has been inspected, has been found to be in good repair and its status highlighted.

Too many employees are injured following an accident and Friday the 13th seems the perfect time to remind employers to conduct pre-use checks before using equipment. Asking employees to inspect equipment is not only a smart and responsible policy to enforce, but is also required by law.

Good to Go Safety encourages pre-use inspections of workplace equipment. By introducing a visual check of equipment before the start of each shift. This eradicates the assumption that workplace equipment is safe to use.

The system is totally flexible to meet the needs of any company - allowing the frequency of inspections to be defined by your risk assessment - in a busy, high traffic warehouse the frequency of racking inspection may be higher than in a smaller pedestrianised warehouse. Whether it be daily, weekly, monthly or ad-hoc checks that are required, the system adapts to meet your requirements.

Don't give Friday the 13th any ammunition. Check your equipment with Good to Go Safety today

12 Apr 2018

Commended Award for Safety Excellence 2018

We are proud to announce that after last nights #SafetyHealthAwards we were successful at winning a "Safety Excellence" award

The aim of our products is to help companies improve workplace safety, reduce maintenance costs and comply with legislation. Receiving accolades like this confirms that we are indeed making a difference and being successful in our quest to create a safer workplace. It’s amazing to think that we’ve helped so many of our customers to keep their workplace equipment safe and in good working order.

“Proud and pleasantly surprised to receive a commended award for safety excellence 2018 at #SafetyHealthAwards” Graham Halliday - Product Manager

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