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Posted by Admin on December 04, 2017
Do you own and operate a business in the construction, agriculture, or transport and warehousing industry? If so, you should know that you’re in the top three Australian industries when it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities. As a responsible business owner, you will have invested time, money and effort into making your workplace safe for your workers. Just don’t forget to cover all your bases with the addition of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
EXAMPLES OF PPE
PPE are specialised items of equipment and clothing your workers wear or use to protect their body from harm when working. It can include respiratory, eye, hearing, hand, foot, head, skin and other protective items such as:
BEFORE YOU BUY PPE
Before investing in PPE you’ll need to take stock of your current workplace and any risks it poses, keeping in mind that PPE should only act as protection in instances where this risk cannot be avoided. If you’re confident that your workplace doesn’t involve any unsafe practices and identified safety risks have been removed, replaced, or isolated - you’ll need to work with your employees to select the right PPE for the task.
The only people who will truly know what PPE is needed for day to-day use is your workforce, with certain groups in the company likely to require different types of PPE. It is important that each group’s needs are taken into consideration, as using a one size fits all approach to safety wear and equipment often leads to it being misused or ignored. In addition, you’ll need to be able to make sure the items you plan on purchasing are Australian Standards compliant and have been stamped accordingly to prove this.
Once you’ve decided on proceeding with your purchase, why not buy your PPE items in bulk, thus ensuring you always have a replacement on hand should something suddenly get damaged?
Contact our friendly staff at DNC Workwear2U for all your workwear requirements: ph. 1300 729 538. We also provide the convenience of ordering online, offering a huge range of hi visibility safety drill shirts, tees and polos, ladies’ workwear, flame retardant gear, hospitality wear, shorts, trousers, corporate shirts, leisure wear and more. DNC Workwear2U delivers direct to your door! BEST PRICES GUARANTEED.