Looking After Yourself at Work with Protective Clothing

It doesn’t matter where you work, there is always a risk of injury; whether it is an office, a warehouse or a hospital. It’s important to be aware of these risks as understanding them can help you to reduce them, which in turn can cut the amount of staff having to take time off.

You should look after yourself and your staff; one way of doing this is to invest in the right equipment and safety clothing if it is necessary. There might be specific hazards in your work environment that you need to look out for, such as chemicals, diseases, loud noises or even unstable surroundings. Here at System Hygiene we have a huge range of protective clothing to keep everyone safe.

It is vital that your place of work has the correct safety measures in place and that you have the correct safety equipment or clothing for your staff. Depending on the level of safety measures you require, you may also need to train your staff to ensure everyone wears their protective gear properly and remains safe on site.

Why protective clothing is important

If you are around hazards in the workplace, you should be vigilant and take the proper precautions to protect yourself. There could be numerous threats to your safety but if you ensure you have protective clothing then hopefully this should diminish the amount of accidents that occur.

Health and safety at work has become a very important aspect of employer and employees’ working lives. The Health & Safety at Work Act in 1974 states that everyone has a duty to ensure their health, safety and welfare at work. Having the correct clothing and equipment to hand can encourage people to work safely and responsibly.

Types of protective clothing

There are endless types of protective clothing and it’s important that you invest in the right kind in order to keep you and your staff safe. Different work environments will require different clothing, from hard hats to safety boots.

If you work with dangerous chemicals or other such liquids, safety glasses or goggles should be a requirement for your staff. Likewise, if you work with anything that could potentially break off and catch your eyes then you should wear eye protection! Shielding your eyes is incredibly important as damage can be irreversible.

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Protection of your hands could be vital if you work with machinery or handling dangerous equipment. Cut resistant or heat resistant gloves may have to be an essential part of your uniform. The likes of disposable gloves may also be necessary if you work in healthcare.

Head protection and footwear are important if you are working on the likes of a building site; hard hats and boots are designed to keep you protected from any harm.

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If you’re looking to stock up your cupboard of protective clothing, get in touch with us today and see what we can do for you.