Do you need to Invest in PPE Workwear for your Workplace?

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As a business owner, you’ll know that your biggest assets are not your working sites, machinery, or tools. It’s your workforce, and having happy and safe employees is a great way to improve productivity and keep your business growing. While you’ve probably invested heavily in using equipment with safety measures and in keeping your workplace secure, have you thought about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ?

DEFINING PPE

PPE is any type of specialised clothing or tools used to protect a person’s body when they’re working in a potentially dangerous location, or situation. PPE includes boot covers, gloves and protective eyewear, as well as respiratory and hearing protection . While PPE won’t form the main barrier between employees and potential harm, it acts as a safeguard against the unexpected occurring.

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CHOOSING PPE FOR YOUR WORKPLACE

All workplaces need to be aware of the risk being posed to its workers and are responsible for taking steps to identify this. However, it’s always a good idea to get your staff involved in the process of selecting PPE, as they will know best what’s needed and whether it’s a practical choice. Many workplaces find they invest in expensive gear that ends up being unused for reasons such as incompatibility with other equipment, or that the PPE is uncomfortable.

WHY COMFORT AND FIT IS ESSENTIAL

When choosing PPE, fit and comfort is important, as it will ensure that your workers are more likely to wear their respective PPE and follow its instructions for use. Ill-fitting or irritating items of clothing or equipment are likely to be forgotten or discarded mid work, which can have disastrous consequences. PPE that doesn’t fit well can also be a distraction for the employee wearing it, heightening the risk of an accident taking place. Thankfully, most modern PPE providers have considered the needs of the employee. For instance, many now add towelling bands and vents to protective helmets to prevent overheating and perspiration from building up.

If you’re looking for a supplier offering a wide range of PPE, JB’s Wear2U can assist with all of your workwear needs via our fully stocked online store, at the lowest prices. We also stock a huge range of tee shirts, polo shirts, corporate shirts, sportswear, chefs’ gear, hi visibility gear and winter apparel. Your order can be delivered straight to your door! Contact us today - ph. 1300 729 538, or order directly online.

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