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PPE is absolutely essential in the modern workplace. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and it is a general term that refers to any type of protective equipment which is used to ensure that your employees and team members do not suffer injury in the process of completing their job. At Construction Protection, we supply PPE of all types to companies. We know that our customers require high quality PPE at competitive prices, so this is what we supply.
Because PPE is such a wide category of equipment, it will vary from place to place. For example, PPE for a job which uses mild cleaning chemicals could simply involve having good quality latex or rubber gloves and a disposable apron. However, if the chemicals were more corrosive, the PPE required could include goggles and a face mask, for example. Similarly, a construction or road worker might regularly wear a high visibility vest to make him more easily seen by drivers and other workers, and heavy duty work gloves to protect his fingers. However, if the worker were to spend a lot of time outdoors, the high visibility vest might need to be replaced by a coat made of the same material. If they work where there is a risk of low ceilings or falling items, a hard hat would be necessary, not to mention safety boots, sometimes referred to as steel toe capped boots, if there might be sharp items on the ground. If there is noisy machinery, like high powered drills or pneumatic hammers, ear protectors would also help. The point is that PPE can vary greatly, not only from workplace to workplace, but also depending what is happening on a given day.
The best way to identify the necessary PPE is to carry out a risk assessment. In the process of doing this, hazards are identified. Try to identify as many possible hazards as possible and make a note of what each hazard is. Think about the types of tasks that will be carried out, as well as the tools and machinery involved. Then identify the PPE which would ensure safety for the employees working in this area of the workplace. Then ensure that you have the necessary PPE supplies in stock for all your employees by ordering them from a reliable supplier.
Having bought the relevant PPE, you also need to store it somewhere safely. This will protect it from being misplaced or problems like damp. It is also a good idea to review periodically the risk assessment to see if your PPE requirements have changed, and also to check that you have an adequate supply of all the equipment that you need to keep your workplace safe.
At Construction Protection, we have the necessary PPE for your workplace. We can supply a range of the type of PPE that you need. Why not contact us using the details on the website so that we can provide you with a competitive quote to supply all your PPE requirements? We are waiting to hear from you.