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FOCUS ON PROTECTION: The importance of effective and reliable PPE

Posted on: 20/10/2021

The importance of PPE is recognised around the world, and this was highlighted more than ever before during the COVID-19 pandemic as countries battles with the surge in demand and the shortage of supply.

Unfortunately, when something is in huge demand there is a surge of non-compliant, substandard, and even counterfeit products and that has certainly been true of PPE. It is imperative that buyers and users know what to look for when it comes to their selection – as if it has not been conformity assessed and certified then it will not offer the protection required.

It is true that PPE is a worker’s last line of defence. When all other attempts to control the hazard and mitigate the risks have been insufficient then it is the PPE that can protect the worker – so ultimately, the PPE needs to be effective – and if products are counterfeit then they won’t do their required job. It also needs to be readily available to employees and workers need to be trained in its use.

Anyone can sell safety but you shouldn’t buy safety from anyone. Tower are a British Safety Industry Federation registered safety supplier who feel that supplying the PPE is just part of its role in the supply chain. For an experienced supplier of PPE with experts on hand to support buyers, technical knowledge to assure your H&S team, and a range and system to issue PPE to satisfy wearers, then look no further than Tower Supplies.


This article is featured in the October issue of the Dorset Business Focus magazine. Read on the online version here.


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