A warehouse is an integral part of businesses. Thus, it is essential to ensure safety. The working environment in warehouses involves a wide range of activities that come with potential health hazards. It could be operating heavy machinery, lifting heavy loads, moving forklifts or working in close proximity with hazardous and risky tasks.
PPE is an abbreviation that we have heard umpteen times since the outbreak of novel coronavirus (aka COVOD-19), the deadly pandemic that has brought the whole world to a standstill.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to protect employees from injuries or illness at the place of work. However, the selection of a PPE requires careful assessment of all the hazards present in the work environment, In any industry, the safety of its workers is paramount. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provides the last line of defence to protect the workers against injury.
When working with energized equipment, maintenance technicians and electricians need to select the right PPE Equipment for themselves. Wearing less than required PPE can cause harm and even led to death and wearing more PPE will cause hindrance in performing your tasks.
The initial PPE Regulations was revoked by The New European Union 2016/425 Standard for PPE Regulation on 21st April 2018. The main aim of this new regulation is to regulate and set guidelines for various products divisions and their products in the European Market.