Personal Protective Equipment is the first line of defence for protecting employees from health and safety risks in the workplace.
It is a key safety consideration for organisations in a wide range of industries - many of whom will be required to comply with specific regulations that mandate specific types of PPE clothing . With decades of experience across our key verticals, DCC will ensure your employees are equipped with the PPE needed to be fully compliant while keeping your staff safe and looking smart.
As well as providing appropriate PPE clothing, employers should seek to raise awareness and offer training to ensure that employees are confident in how to correctly wear, care for and dispose of their equipment.
PPE Workwear & Uniform
PPE Workwear and Uniform can vary depending on the sector and the type of type of work undertaken.
The range of available PPE is therefore extensive and for instance can include Face and Eye Protection in Waste, Hi Visibility clothing in Rail, and Respiratory Protection in Construction.
With such a wide array of potential dangers to mitigate, we suggest you ask the following to help identify the appropriate PPE for your individual needs:
What is the risk?
Who will be exposed to the risk?
What type of hazards are they exposed to?
What level and amount of hazard are they exposed to?
How long will they be exposed to the hazard?
By carrying out regular, detailed risk assessments you will gain accurate and useful information which can direct you to the best PPE Workwear and uniform for individual tasks.
Personal Protective Equipment clothing should be tailored to each individual situation and task. While there are environments (such as chemical waste plants) that require very specific forms of protection, the features to look for in PPE more generally include:
Physical protection: it’s essential that PPE offers an adequate level of protection against the every-day risks and hazards within the working environment. These needs are generally outlined in EN Standards and should be highlighted in your risk assessments.
Flexibility: wherever possible, PPE should allow the employee to be able to maintain dexterity and should not restrict their movement in any way.
Durability: PPE must be able to withstand tough conditions and exposure to harmful substances. High quality manufacturing and materials can help to ensure PPE is as durable as possible.
Breathability and Comfort: more specialised PPE such as Respiratory Protection must be as comfortable as possible, especially when required to be worn for long periods of time.
At DCC our own manufacturing facilities and partners are certified to produce a range of PPE to meet even the most complex of protective needs.