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  • When is it necessary to give your employees reflective clothing?
  • You know your employees need hard hats, safety gloves and safety boots as their normal personal protect equipment (PPE). But do you know when you'll give them specific types of PPE? Things like reflective clothing may be important for your employees' safety, but you need to know when to give it to them. The rule of thumb is to do a risk assessment to determine these kinds of risk specific pr... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • To ensure their PPE doesn't get damaged, make sure your employees do THIS
  • Your employees are responsible for their personal protective equipment (PPE). If they lose or break it, you can discipline them, but you can't make them pay for it. Your employees won't want to go through a long disciplinary process. But they may not know what do to or what not to do when it comes to their PPE. That's why you must give them clear training on the use of their safety gear. As... ››› more
  • [27 August 2014]
  • Four things your employees must do to look after their hard hats
  • Hard hats are one piece of PPE your employees have to wear all day, every day. They take a beating and your employees need to take special care of them. So when you give them their hard hats, ensure you train them on how to take care of their hard hats. Here are the four things you must tell them to do...   Here's why it's so important for your employees to look after their hard hats ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2014]
  • Protect your employees' eye health with this one piece of PPE
  • What would your life be like if you couldn't see or do all the things you love because of eye damage. When you think of it like that, why would you let your employees face that danger? You see, eye health isn't just about taking care of them from the inside. It's about protecting them from the outside too. Your employees' work could cause serious harm to their eyes. That's why you need to g... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Five requirements your employees' safety goggles must meet to be effective
  • When it comes to protecting your employees' eyes, you must give them the very best personal protective equipment (PPE). This comes in the form of safety goggles or glasses. These create a barrier between your employees' eyes and the hazards around them such as airborne particles, gasses and chemicals. But for these safety goggles to be effective they must meet certain requirements. Read on t... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Here's how to ensure your employees take care of their safety goggles
  • Your employees' eye health is important. If they go partially or completely blind they can't work, they can't do the things they enjoy and they can't carry on with their life as normal. That's why they MUST wear personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly safety goggles or glasses at work to protect their eyes. But it's just as important for your employees to take care of their safety go... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Here's how to stop your employees from stealing or losing their PPE by doing this
  • Because personal protective equipment isn't the kind of safety equipment you can't tie down, there's always the chance employees could walk off with it. When this happens, it costs you more money because you have to pay to replace it. And sadly, you legally can't make your employees pay for any PPE they lose, steal or break. This means the only way to protect your PPE, and your bottom line... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • This is the single best way to prevent your employees from damaging their PPE
  • Your employees must take responsibility for their personal protective equipment (PPE) and look after it. Unfortunately, employees don't always uphold that responsibility and their protective clothing ends up damaged. This drains your pocket because your company must fork out to replace it. But there's an easy way you can prevent this problem...   This is what you must do to prevent ... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • Your first step in creating a relationship between employees and their PPE
  • If you just give someone a tool and tell them to use it without telling them how or why, they'll probably just put it down and walk away. After all, how can you expect someone to use a tool that they don't know how to use and what to use it on? It's the same with PPE. Why would you just give your employees personal protective equipment and say 'Wear it'? Yes, they may know to put a hard hat on ... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • PPE gives your employees' protection - without it, they're vulnerable to fatal injuries
  • Why do you need to give your employees personal protective equipment (PPE)? The answer is simple. Not only is it a legal requirement that you give your employees PPE specific to the risks they face at work, PPE protects your employees from injuries. So while it can't stop accidents, it does offer protection when they happen. This is the importance behind your employees' PPE. Without i... ››› more
  • [20 August 2014]
  • If you fail to fulfil your PPE training obligations, here's what'll happen
  • You know you have to give your employees personal protective equipment (PPE). You know you must do a risk assessment to ensure you give them the appropriate PPE. But what you may not know is you must train your employees on how to use their PPE. You may think it sounds ridiculous to train employees on how to wear protective clothing, but there's more to PPE than just wearing it. If you don'... ››› more
  • [20 August 2014]
  • PPE training: Necessity or a waste of money?
  • If you give someone a hard hat, you expect they know how to wear it right? It's logical right; you just put it on your head and fasten it if you need to. So if it's so logical, why do you need to give employees training on putting on personal protective equipment (PPE)? The truth is you need to train your employees on more than just how to put the protective clothing on. Here at FSP Busin... ››› more
  • [20 August 2014]
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