Published: 06 October, 2014
Jewson is giving away 2,500 safety goggles, in a drive to create a buzz around the importance of health and safety.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair, visit giveway.jewson.co.uk from the 7 to 13 October, 2014. Allocated on a first-come first-served basis, the goggles will be available while stocks last.
The giveaway looks to highlight the importance of staying safe at work. “It may seem obvious to take the right precautions but the stark truth is that 584,000 days are lost per year in the construction industry due to accidents at work,” said John Zalecki, health and safety manager for Jewson.
“Nails, tiny pieces of metal, splinters, cut wire ends, mixing cement, sawing,
grinding and chipping all present a real risk to a worker’s eyes. Our giveaway therefore works as a reminder to all of our customers to never become complacent.”
The giveaway is an extension of Jewson’s annual internal health and safety at work day. Over 600 branches from across the UK take part in a variety of heaIth and safety themed activities during the day, such as BMI checks, healthy eating talks and team challenges.
“With the construction industry accounting for 27% of fatal injuries to employees in the UK and 10% of reported major injuries, we make health and safety our number one priority,” continued Mr Zalecki.
It is hoped that the buzz created will highlight the importance of health and safety practices such as wearing the correct PPE. “Afterall, everyone loves a freebie – so what better way to get this important message across,” Mr Zalecki concluded.