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In many workplace environments, the wearing of PPE is mandatory - and it's the responsibility of employers to ensure that every member of the team is equipped with the correct protective workwear for each job.

Protec Direct offers an extensive range of PPE and accessories, allowing employers within many industries the choice and flexibility to keep team members safe in the workplace, whatever budget they may be working with.

We regularly launch new products here on our website, working to fulfil all your PPE needs.

What does PPE stand for?

PPE stands for 'personal protective equipment', the term used to describe any form of protective workwear used to prevent injury or illness in the workplace.

Examples of PPE

Examples of PPE that may be required in the workplace include:

PPE is an umbrella term covering a wide range of protective workwear and accessories. At Protec Direct, we offer all examples given above and many other protective workwear items.

Do I need PPE?

While most commonly associated with industries such as healthcare, construction and engineering, PPE isn't required only by those working in jobs that are generally considered dangerous. Industries where employees  are likely to need PPE workwear include:

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Painting and decorating
  • Food preparation
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Agriculture
  • Refuse collection
  • Scientific research and testing

Amongst other scenarios where PPE is needed, any employee working in an environment where there may be required to operate heavy machinery, move large objects, be exposed to potentially harmful fumes or gases, work with chemicals or handle sharp materials will likely be required to wear PPE workwear when carrying out their job.

PPE required by law

The UK PPE regulations state that every employer has a responsibility to ensure that the appropriate PPE is provided to employees who may be exposed to health and safety risks in the workplace, except in situations where risks have been otherwise controlled/limited using other means which are equally or more effective

The responsibility to provide the appropriate PPE - and to ensure that team members are sufficiently trained to wear and use it properly - lies solely ith the employer.

What PPE do I need?

If you believe you need to expand your own working environment's stock of personal protective equipment but are unsure what PPE is best suited to the work being carried out, get in touch with Protec Direct today.

As one of the UK's leading providers of PPE to workplaces in several industries throughout the UK, we're experts in identifying the protective workwear and accessories needed to keep employers safe in the workplace. Browse the full range now or contact us for more information