5 Pieces of PPE that employers most commonly forget about
As an employer, one of the most important responsibilities that we have is ensuring the safety of our workers at all times.
You may have a good PPE policy in place, and your employees may be happy with wearing protective clothing, but are you protecting them as well as you could be?
Although most companies will offer basic PPE to their staff, like masks, boiler suits and protective eyewear, there may be other garments you could provide to improve the safety of your staff while they are at work.
Here are 5 pieces of PPE that many employers commonly forget about:
- Flame-retardant socks
To ensure that your workers are completely safe, you need to look into protecting every part of their body, including their feet with a pair of flame-retardant socks.
These soft and comfortable socks protect the wearer from electrostatic charges, making them a must-have accessory for workers in environments where there is a risk of arc flash.
Sometimes a hat and eye wear is not enough to fully protect the head and face, it may be necessary to also wear a balaclava.
Our comfortable and light item gives extra protection to the head against flames and electrostatic charges. It’s made of high quality and durable cotton, modified acrylic, viscose and anti-static.
- Anti-static trousers
For more intense working environments, it’s a good idea to invest in some anti-static trousers to keep your team safe.
Our multi-norm trousers are designed to protect wearers from heat, flames, chemical splashes, weld spatter, arc flash and static build up.
- Disposable aprons
Having a supply of disposable aprons is important if you’re working in industries such as hairdressing, beauty, catering, restaurants and pubs.
They should be worn over any existing workwear and disposed of after one use. This helps protect workers from contamination from water, oils, blood and other cleaning fluids.
- Flame-retardant and anti-static sweatshirts
Finally we have a garment that perfectly balances comfort and protection, our FR & anti-static sweatshirts.
Ideal for environments where workers are exposed to heat and flames, these sweatshirts provide the ultimate protection in a range of environments where the risks are high for workers.
Browse our full collection of protective workwear at Wearwell, and ensure the highest levels of safety for the people that work for you.