PPE is vital within any site environment, in order to ensure that your workforce are adequately equipped to carry out their work safely and to ensure that they are fully protected from potential safety hazards.
A contractor has a legal obligation to demonstrate a duty of care towards its workforce.
- A number of sites require a five point PPE uniform, which must be worn at all times, in order to comply with safety requirements.
The five points are:
- Hard hat (to include a chin strap when working from height or in windy conditions);
- High visibility vest;
- Steel toe capped boots;
- Safety goggles.
Some jobs need all 5 types of protective clothing to be worn at all times, demonstrating their respect for the workforce and safety regulations.