Why World Day for Safety and Health at Work is so important


    Today, 28 April, is World Safety & Health at Work Day and the 14th year of this international campaign to promote a culture in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected and where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment.

    This is an aspiration very close to our hearts here at Fire Depot.  As part of the Sentura Group, we too have a vision of a world where every workplace is safe and secure, the users are happy and healthy, and where needless energy consumption is cut and productivity is optimised – and our mission is to play our part in helping achieve that.

    According to the United Nations, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases every day, resulting in more than 2.3 million deaths per year. And 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of which result in extended absences from work. The human cost of this is enormous and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product per annum.

    From small beginnings as a manufacturer of fire blankets 50 years ago to today, the Sentura Group brand portfolio includes Fire Depot which supplies UK-approved fire safety products, and EasiLume which specifies and supplies LED lighting products. We supply commercial and public sector built environments and are proud to say that you'll find our products in many offices, factories, hospitals, prisons, schools, colleges and universities, leisure centres, galleries, museums, exhibition centres, and public malls.

    We are committed to quality and have achieved ISO9001 approval every year since 1999 and are licenced for the prestigious British Kitemark. In fact, in 2016 we were one of a number of suppliers selected to receive a special award from the BSI to mark our achievement in holding a Kitemark for over 20 years.

    Life is precious and property and assets matter, so if you need advice or guidance about any fire safety product or application or are looking for support in designing an LED lighting system to assist in reducing energy costs and increasing productivity, our team of technical experts is available to provide help and advice. Call us today on 01572 770333.


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