Personal Protective Equipment

Five ways to make your employees use the PPE

The DoL can fine you, or even stop your business if your employees don't use their PPE. Read on for our tips to make your employees use their PPE and avoid this fine.

We often get questions on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This week I want to remind you why it's vital for you as Health and Safety officers to pay more attention to PPE. The DoL can fine you, or even stop your business if your employees don't use their PPE! Read on for our tips to make your employees use their PPE and avoid this fine.

Five ways to make your employees use their PPE

Check that you have given your employees the right PPE. Remember, this means you need to identify your hazards first.

Act as a role model, make sure your manager's use their PPE and set the right example.

Train your employees on how to use, store and maintain their PPE. This prevents them from using the old excuse of 'I don't use my PPE because I don't know how to…'

Teach your employees of the risks associated with not wearing their PPE.

Make sure you include your PPE regulations in your employee policies. Take the right steps to enforce your policies.

Getting your employees to use their PPE is just one of the challenges we face.

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