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Safety managers want more details on PPE

Health and safety manager would like more information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a new survey.

An independent report commissioned by technology firm 3M found that one in four professionals are unsure about what level of equipment they need for specific hazards.

It also revealed that 87 per cent of managers regard training as the best way to ensure PPE is worn by workers, although one in three employees have claimed they only wear what they think is best.

Vikki Randles, marketing development manager for 3M's occupational health and environment safety division, said: 'The survey’s results confirm that training of the workforce is critical if they are to understand why and how they need to wear PPE.

'The fact that there are so many workers who are not getting basic information and training is a worrying aspect and one that needs to be addressed.'

3M's research has come after the Health and Safety Executive revealed it is carrying out a series of spot checks on construction sites in Wales over the coming weeks.

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