If you don’t have a PPE storage space, your workplace facilities are incomplete

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 07 Jul. 2014

Tags: ppe, safety wear, safety harness, hard hats, safety boots, safety gloves, how to store ppe

Your workplace is made up of lots of different areas. The main work space, the communal areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, and the boardroom. You may think that this is complete and has everything you and your employees need.

This might not be the case though. If your employees wear PPE at work, you must give them somewhere to keep it.

Without this PPE storage your workplace just isn’t complete. Here’s what you need...

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Proper PPE storage starts with proper changing rooms

It’s not enough to just have bathrooms, you need to have proper changes rooms for your employees. They need somewhere that’s well lit, clean and has enough space. 
The reason you need proper changerooms instead of telling everyone to just change in the bathrooms is this: Imagine 20 or 30 people all changing their cloths in one room. 
Not only will it be over crowded, but it’ll also be uncomfortable and undignified for your employees. 
Now in your changerooms you must give each employee a locker. This is where they can keep their clothes, belongings and, most importantly, their PPE...
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To store PPE properly, you must give your employees lockers

If you have the space for it, you should give your employees full length lockers. This way they can hang up safety wear such as their safety harnesses or overalls. 
There must be enough space at the bottom for them to store their safety boots and shelves where they can store their hard hats, safety gloves and goggles. 
If you provide your employees with this PPE storage space, their safety equipment will last longer and they’ll be less likely to lose it. 

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