That said, it does not mean that PPE can be given a minimal amount of thought or consideration. In fact, as it is generally the last line of defence - standing between a worker and a potential injury - it is critical that workers always make sure they have the correct equipment with them before they start work.
Here are a couple of simple steps that workers can follow to help make sure they have the right gear with them to complete the job safely before work starts.
One aspect of workplace safety that can easily be forgotten is making sure that the correct safety equipment will be needed when using certain tools.
Tools themselves can often require their own PPE, like tool tethers, to protect others against the risks of injury result from their being accidentally dropped or knocked off a working at height area.
Get PPE that is right for both the job and for you
While it is important to have the correct PPE for the job, it is equally important that the PPE be comfortable, easy to use and suitable for the worker as well.
The team at Height Safety Engineers are the experts in helping workers and work teams find the right gear for the job. Appointments to try before you buy on several popular PPE pieces can be made by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.