Importance of Using the Correct PPE

03.09.2020 | atlanticsuper

As you will be aware, for many industries, PPE is mandatory to protect the health and safety of workers. Wearing the correct PPE protects workers from safety hazards and long-term health conditions and in high-risk environments, PPE is particularly vital. From motorway workers wearing highly visible clothing to welders having adequate protection, PPE can prevent serious injury and even fatalities. As an employer, you have a responsibility to provide your employees with the right PPE and they have a responsibility to wear it when required.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports of sub-standard PPE equipment being sold, as unethical people look to make a quick profit at other people’s expense. Using poor quality PPE is a huge risk for workers and can mean that your company is not compliant with regulations, which is why it is so important to use a reputable company to supply PPE.

Atlantic Solutions has been providing the highest quality PPE and workwear for many years and our company values are built around Integrity, Quality, Trust and Passion. Our vast experience in the commercial clothing industry ensures that the products we provide meet regulatory standards where this is required, so you will never take a gamble on PPE equipment when you order from us.

We rigorously audit our suppliers to ensure they meet our premium quality requirements and all our manufacturing and operations partners are accredited to the highest levels including ISO 9001.

We supply:

  • HiVis clothing – including jackets, vests, t-shirts, trousers, polo shirts, hoodies, and more!
  • Headwear including hard hats and bump caps
  • Hearing protection including ear defenders and plugs
  • Goggles and spectacles for eye and face protection
  • Respiratory protection with face masks and filters
  • Protective gloves including disposable and cut resistant, heat resistant etc.
  • Safety footwear such as rigger boots

PPE and Health and Safety Management

You simply cannot afford to cut corners when it comes to PPE, so along with ordering all of your essential PPE equipment from an expert PPE supplier such as Atlantic Solutions, your Health and Safety Manager should ensure all employees are trained in using the PPE.

Regular spot checks on the use of PPE should be conducted, especially with high-risk work and PPE equipment should be regularly inspected to ensure that it is in good condition or if it requires replacing. Employers can face hefty fines if they are at fault for not supplying the correct PPE, as well as risking the health and safety of their employees.

If you would like to find out more about our high-quality PPE, download our brochure or visit our online shop.

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