The fact is; it’s easy to wear high-visibility clothing that isn’t compliant without even knowing it. A well known discount retail store has reportedly been hit with a fine exceeding £70,000 after it was found guilty of selling hi-viz jackets that didn’t actually reflect.
Providing the right protective clothing for your employees working in poor light and adverse weather is crucial.
With a reported 76,054 injuries to employees reported in 2014/15, it is your duty to instruct your employees to wear appropriate safety equipment and, if they don’t, you are entitled to take disciplinary action.
When selecting and choosing PPE you need to choose products which are CE marked in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002. The CE marking signifies that the PPE satisfies certain basic safety requirements and, in some cases, will have been tested and certified by an independent body.
A safety vest is more than just a safety vest. It’s a life preserver.
We understand the importance of following health and safety regulations when working in potentially dangerous environments, and WorkwearTeam products are fully compliant with EN Safety Standards. This means you can be secure in the knowledge t you are giving your workers the best possible protection and adhering to all safety laws as well as avoiding a hefty fine.
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