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Personal Protection Equipment - what is it, and what do you need it for?

Personal Protection Equipment - what is it, and what do you need it for?

What is PPE?

PPE stands for Personal Protection Equipment. You might ask next, “what is personal protection equipment?”. That’s a really good question!

PPE encompasses all forms of clothing and wearable equipment that keeps you safe in a work environment. So this includes hard hats, safety goggles, hi-vis vests and more. In the UK, employers have legal duties and requirements to make sure a work environment is safe and so have to provide appropriate equipment to their workers to ensure this.

When working, PPE should only ever be used as a last resort. This means that other safety measures should be used first to make the workplace safe. So although hard hats are used for everyone on a building site, there should be other measures in place to ensure any material doesn’t fall down, for example nets or walls. As PPE is the last line of defence, it is important that it is trusted to work and meets all required safety standards. You can be sure that everything you buy from PPE Industrial Supplies is CE marked in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002.

What PPE do I need?

Deciding on which particular type of PPE you need can be daunting. You need to know who will be exposed to what potential risk and for how long. As this isn’t an area where you can cross your fingers and hope you are right, it is advisable to speak to experts who can guide you to the right products. We’re happy to speak to all our customers on what we feel is right for them.

We offer a wide range of personal protective equipment. From steel toe-capped boots to ear protectors and everything in between, we can ensure your workforce are fully protected. If you would like your PPE to be branded with your company logo so that they are recognisable on site, we can do that for you too. In fact, all of our clothing comes priced up with a small print or embroidery logo included.

We offer a bespoke service to ensure your needs are perfectly catered for and orders arrive on time. We use our own transport for local deliveries, and if you spend over £150 with us, we won’t charge you for delivery at all.

You might be looking to start work renovating a house and are concerned about asbestos. It may be you are setting up a new department and need guidance on what sort of protection your team will need. Whatever projects are coming up, speak to one our advisors on the phone or in-store to help you with your choice.


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