12 May 2015

Why EDF Energy use custom earplugs instead of disposables….

EDF Energy 2Read what EDF have to say about custom earplugs. And if you want to ‘do the math’ yourself, then try our cost saving calculator here now.

EDF Energy is an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, with operations spanning electricity generation and the sale of gas and electricity to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom. It employs 13,158 people and handles 5.7 million customer accounts.

Shaun Penn from EDF has been specifying ProtectHear® for over twenty years in several different roles and Industries.

He said: “We are using ProtectHear® in a new Gas fired Power Station that opened four years ago. The environment can be very noisy, especially in the turbine halls which are particularly noisy – PPE & Ear Protection in particular are mandatory on site here. When I joined I gave my fellow employees the option to switch to ProtectHear® from disposables as I was already familiar with the benefits.  I am pleased to say a significant number have taken up that option along with some of our embedded contractors.

zingyComfort and return on investment

I prefer ProtectHear® to disposable ear plugs as they are very easy to fit and comfortable in use and an added bonus is that the cost savings are genuine compared to disposables. When you start to do the maths in comparison to using 4-5 pairs of disposable earplugs a day the money saving over the life span of the ProtectHear® which are purchased with a one off payment becomes quite significant.

Not just about hearing! – SpeakHear®

In addition to the personally moulded earplugs we also use the radio product SpeakHear® which means we can integrate our own radio system into the moulded plug. This means that employees can still hear announcements and warnings which is a necessity. We are also trialling a microphone system which will offer a constant line of communication.

Customer Service

The team at ProtectHear® go out of their way to help us, especially when it comes to scheduling visits and fittings. They are large enough to cope with big organisations like ours yet still offer a friendly and personal service and will schedule visits strategically so we are able to mould and fit the product with a minimum of fuss and disruption.”

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14 Apr 2015

Enter our Competition to win tickets to the SHE Health & Safety Show

Come and chat to our team and pick up some samples on stand 8.

We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at The SHE Health & Safety Show South 2015 this year. It takes place 19th May 2015 at the Doubletree Hilton in Milton Keynes.

You can win tickets worth £95 (+VAT) by clicking here and entering the competition – but hurry, it closes on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 and all winners will be notified!  We have ten tickets to give away.

What’s at the show?

The show has an exhibition as well as a conference  which is entitled Enabling Change through the power of persuasion. Here is the show website. The SHE Show can change your thoughts and help change culture within your organisation. The organisers promise you will not experience glazed eyes by PowerPoint stats!

Enter here to win your free ticket…good luck!

The team at ProtectHear®

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07 Apr 2015

Custom hearing protection at the Health and Safety Event

yellow plugsWe attended the health and safety event the other week where our ProtectHear® custom earplugs were on show.

Attendees were responsible for health and safety at work and custom hearing protection is obviously on the agenda for many of them judging by the amount of traffic we got to our stand.

Delegates were interested in how custom hearing protection, like our moulded earplugs, could offer extra benefits in comparison to disposable ones:

• Lower cost when compared to disposables – more than £400 per employee in many cases. Try our cost saving calculator.
• Better fit as they are custom moulded to fit the users ears.
• Bespoke – can be solid, or vented to allow certain noises through such as speech, warning signals etc
• Designed for all day use if required.
• Hygenic, washable, easy to look after.
• High quality and sense of ownership by the user.
• Simple yet effective training from us, so the user can care for their earplugs as well as their health.
No obligation trial for a segment of your workforce.
• Better for the environment – no more excessive landfill.

Landfill??? Or just one pair for 5 years?


As you can see the day was busy …


Although Adi, Jen and Kieran remained energetic throughout…..


And the winner of the iMonitor earplugs, suitable for MP3’s and Phones, was Mick Clow from Crown Packaging!

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See you next time at one of our other events in May..

We are at Railtex at the NEC if you are in or connected to the rail industry – get your VIP entry and come and talk to us about personally moulded earplugs.

Or the SHE show in Milton Keynes if you work in Health and Safety.

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