HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

PPE: Is it for everyone or just manual labourers?

by , 09 July 2014
Let's say your business has three groups. There are the manual labourers who work outside on your site. Then there are the managers who spend half their time on site and half their time in their offices. Lastly there's the executive team who rarely go on site.

Each group spends time on site, but some spend much less time than others. So when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE), who gets what?

After all, there's no point in a CFO sitting in his office with a hard hat on (unless his office is under construction).

Here's how to work out which employees get what PPE...

*********** Hot off the press  ************
Is your site compliant with the new Construction Regulations 2014?
*************************************
 

The PPE you issue your employees must always depend on your risk assessment

 
The rule of thumb with PPE: Always do a risk assessment first. The reason for this is there aren't any specific rules about who gets what PPE. 
 
By doing a risk assessment you can see who faces what hazards and risks at work. This will determine what safety wear you need to hand out. 
 
For example, a manager who's only on site for two hours each day will face different dangers to your manual labourers. They'll have constant risks involved in their work.
 
So when you do your risk assessment to determine what protective clothing you must issue, consider these things...
 
*********** Best seller  *************
Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant...
 
Everything you need to effectively manage risk in your business, avoid accidents in the workplace and be 100% compliant with the DoL is now available to you in this one resource.
 
Can you afford to not have it?
 
*********************************
 

Consider these four things when you do a risk assessment for issuing PPE 

 
 
1. The risks involved in each job?
2. Who does this job?
3. How many other jobs do they do that involve risks? And
4. How much time do they spend working with or near that risk?
 


Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
0 comments


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>