Inclusive PPE in Construction

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Construction Management Magazine and CIOB People have launched a new campaign to address the lack of inclusive PPE in construction. They brought together a panel of experts to hear their experiences of badly fitting PPE, why it is dangerous and what needs to change.

The current shortcomings in PPE provision are nothing new for many women working in construction with it being clear that some strategies adopted by many suppliers are not adequate to keeping the female workforce safe on site.

This piece speaks to many individuals with first hand experience of this issue covering areas including:

  • Unisex PPE – How this has been accepted for years and is not fit for purpose
  • Health and Wellbeing – The health implications poor fitting PPE can have and the impact on self confidence
  • Culture Shift – The change that needs to happen on this subject
  • Change Makers – How individuals can help drive improvement
The National Association of Women in Construction created a survey for their network which has provided some valuable feedback about the current situation with women’s PPE in terms of it’s procurement, availability and barriers that women face when trying to find well-fitting PPE.

Read the report here.

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