Monday, August 16, 2010

Safety Compliance

Follow these seven steps and guarantee your company's compliance

It’s impossible to remove all the health hazards in your workplace, but you can minimise them. Provide personal protective equipment to reduce the health risk to your employees. The Department of Labour (DoL) can shut your business down if you don’t have the correct PPE in place.

As an employer, you have a legal duty to provide PPE if it’s required and to enforce its use. But, it’s not always easy to ensure your employees are using and wearing the PPE you provide.

You need to show your employees that they have a legal duty to take care of themselves and others as well as comply with all the measures you put in place for their protection. So how do you do this?

The first step is to ensure you manage your PPE correctly. Follow these seven steps to ensure your compliance...

Step #1: Choose the most appropriate PPE for each hazard
Step #2: Issue personal protective equipment to staff and keep a record of this
Step #3: Provide training on the correct use of PPE
Step #4: Care for all personal protective equipment in a hygenic way
Step #5: Monitor use of PPE
Step #6: Dispose of used or expired PPE
Step #7: Cover the costs of personal protective equipment

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