Ensuring the health and safety of everyone at their workplace cuts to the very heart of what we here at PPE Industrial Supplies believe in. Everyone should have access to the appropriate, high-quality safety workwear required by their job or location. Fortunately, the law is strict in the UK when it comes to safety at work. However we should never rest on our laurels and must always be aware of the ever-changing needs of the workplace.
The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work helps us do just that. Every year since 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has observed a day in which the prevention of accidents at work is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On the 28th April, this awareness-raising day highlights the problems around the world of people working in unsafe environments.
However, it also puts a spotlight on the positives that have come from many years of campaigning to ensure the safety of workers too, and how their safety can be assured in the future. You will have seen those old photos of men working to build skyscrapers hundreds of feet up in the air without any kind of harness. Well fortunately, that’s not allowed anymore! Times constantly change, and with fields such as nanotechnology and different ways of working (for example from home), it ensures that we never fall behind in making sure people are safe in their workplace.
So how do we ensure our customers receive the best quality safety workwear? We do this by giving them the best quality advice. Whether customers have been coming to us for twenty years, or this is their first time, they always get the best service and the most honest advice. This is because PPE gear can be confusing.
For example, what’s the difference between a wheel ratchet vented safety helmet and a S19 bump cap? Or why would you opt for nitrile gloves over polyurethane?
We believe that having access to a wide range of top-class PPE and industrial clothing workwear is one thing, but being able to use it properly so that it can do its job is another. That’s why we think the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a great idea - it promotes not only the importance of PPE, but the vital knowledge of how to use it correctly.
So why not pause this year on the 28th April and reassess your PPE requirements? Do you need to renew any gear or, as we’ve discussed before, upgrade your safety helmets? If you would like to chat through what you need - even if you aren’t sure yourself - then give us a call or drop us a line.