Trailing Cables Can Be Very Costly…………..

Being safe with cables is important at work

There are an estimated 20 million workstations in the UK and the typical office worker accounts for 20 metres of exposed cabling – that’s 400 million metres! On average, 500 trips occur daily in UK workplaces – some have devastating consequences and cable hazards are a common cause. The HSE tells us that over 2.1 million work days were lost in 2015 due to slips, trips and falls – many absences were in excess of 3 days. Overloaded socket blocks and/or damaged cables can create electric shock and fire risks. Socket blocks and associated cable clutter can be impossible to clean around, creating breeding grounds for dust mite allergens.

Accidents, injuries plus the costs of lost productivity and compensation claims from cable hazard incidents are almost entirely preventable. The dangers can easily be resolved by applying cable management products which simply fit around trailing cables and socket blocks – requiring no electrical competence to install thus minimizing costs further.

Cable Safety at Work

That’s why D-Line have organised the ‘Cable Safety at Work Campaign’ ( It aims to highlight awareness of these potential risks by pointing out extensive legislation surrounding employer/employee responsibilities regarding trips and falls in the workplace, going on to look at what should be being done – with a recommended minimum of regular risk assessments – by working  with Health and Safety professionals, Facilities Managers, businesses, public bodies,  installers and wholesale suppliers to make all workplaces safer and cleaner.

Cables management looks good and is also safe

Cable management increases the safety of your work.

D-Line, award winning cable management experts, have offered their extensive range of affordable, fast-fitting cable-management solutions for over 10 years – now in 26 countries. These solutions minimise trip and tug hazards, facilitate tidy cable routing, make socket blocks less accessible (minimising overloading and disconnection risks) and save time retrieving fallen cables – Take a trip to the website ( to see what they can do for your business.

Why not take a look at the range of D-Line cable management products on

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