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Are You Safe On Site? 5 Must Have Pieces Of Protective Equipment

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Working in the construction industry can be a perilous job at times with tradesmen being exposed to numerous hazards on a daily basis. Wearing the correct personal protective equipment will help reduce the risk of any accidents occurring! So what should you be wearing onsite and why? Read on to find out more…

Don't Be A Helmet Wear Head Protection

HelmetTo put it bluntly wearing a hard hat could be the difference between life and death. Providing protection from falling or flying objects, bumping your head, chemical drips and preventing hair from getting tangled in machinery a protective helmet is a must have for all tradesmen working onsite! Here at UK Trade Fix we stock a high quality vented helmet that is available in numerous colours and is specially designed to provide ultimate protection.

 

Don't Turn a Blind Eye - Eye Protection

Eye ProtectionDepending on the job you’re performing or the conditions you’re working in eye protection maybe required. Providing protection from chemical or metal splash, dust, radiation, gas and vapour it’s important to select eye protection that has the right combination of resistance to suit your demands. We stock a selection of eye protection including safety goggles that provide adequate protection against dust particles and safety spectacles made with polycarbonate lens.

From time to time accidents are going to happen, which is why we stock Eyewash Pod Station and Eyewash Pod Refills for immediate use.

Wear Sound Ear Protection

Exposed to heavy machinery and excessive noise it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide sufficient ear protection safeguarding against work related hearing loss. A number of solutions can be used to protect workers including ear defenders and corded earplugs, both of which are available here at UK Trade Fix.

Protect Your Lungs, Wear A Dust Mask

Dust MaskConstant exposure to dust and harmful gases can have detrimental effects on your health, therefore it’s important to keep yourself protected. Disposable Particle Dust Masks are made from 100% polyester material and provide good filtration efficiency, particularly against non toxic dust, particles and pollen whilst FFP2 Dust Masks provide protection from higher levels of fine dust.

 

 

Be Prepared - First Aid Kit

Mistakes happen, which is why it’s important to have a First Aid Kit on site to deal with any minor bumps and cuts. The 10 Man First Aid Kit contains 4 non woven triangular bandages, 2 large sterile dressings, 6 medium sterile dressings and much more.

For more information on the personal protective equipment we stock here at UK Trade Fix don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experts are always on hand to offer you the most up to date advice on a topic that is constantly changing. Feel free to call us now on 01706 390626 or get in touch via Twitter.

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