It is virtually impossible to remove ALL health and safety hazards from the workplace. But you can minimise the risks they pose by providing Personal Protective Equipment to your employees.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is clothing or accessories that when used correctly will create a barrier between the wearer and the hazard to which he is exposed. By doing this, any adverse health effec... ››› more
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), where necessary, plays a vital role towards the health and safety of your workers. Even though you can't guarantee that an incident will ever happen, you can minimise the risk, if one does so happen to occur.
Failure to adhere to PPE regulations can put your company at risk! The Department of Labour can even shut you down for good! So know how to manage your... ››› more
A question we always get on our Health and Safety Club site is 'How do I get all my employees to wear their safety gear all the time?'
It's one of the top challenges Health and Safety Managers face year after year.
So we did a bit of digging, and asked your peers about their experiences to find out the top reasons workers give for not wearing PPE.
And we also asked the health and safety... ››› more
When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace there can be a lot of confusion.
How much PPE do I really need for a certain job? What type of gloves should I use? Do I really need to clean my personal protective equipment after I use it?
The world of health and safety management can be mind-boggling, so let's bust eight common misconceptions about personal protective ... ››› more
When it comes to Health and Safety Representatives and personal protective equipment (PPE), the list of regulations is immense.
And you need to make sure your employees respect and know all the rules. You need to check all aspects in your Health and Safety department and ensure everyone is obeying the rules!
Here's what to cover in your toolbox talk on these topics...
First of all, Health... ››› more
Using PPE helps prevent injury or death. And it's your legal obligation to give it to your employees.
But if your employees don't store or maintain their personal protective equipment properly, their PPE won't actually protect them at all.
A simple thing like cleaning their rubber gloves the wrong way increases their chance of electrocution.
Read on for three ways your employees must prop... ››› more
Employers give every reason in the book as to why they don't issue staff with PPE.
It's your responsibility to issue your employees with the right PPE. And make sure they use it. Because if any one of your employees gets injured, the DoL won't accept any excuse from you.
According to Ray Saf, there are five instances when you must issue your employees with PPE...
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We can't stress this enough: Protecting your team or your employees is one of the most important responsibilities you have as an employer.
And although you have to delegate and organise these duties with your Health and Safety Representatives and contractor (depending on the activity), there still remains the knowledge in the field and no one should skip this.
Let's look at the ways that he... ››› more
When it comes to the health and safety domain, an employer has various responsibilities towards their employees. Some of them refer to the process of risk assessment while others include the systems of work and the personal protective equipment.
Let us give you some specific information about the duties you have as an employer when it comes to your health and safety policy!
Here are your ge... ››› more
As part of your duties, you need to make sure your Health and Safety Representatives aren't neglecting their responsibilities.
As it is the case in every situation, you can only make sure this is not happening if you know the law.
And today, we're helping you with that...
Here's what your Health and Safety Representatives have to keep an eye on
Firstly, Health and Safety Representative... ››› more
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