what is ppe?

the importance of ppe

The purpose of PPE is to reduces the risk of injury or harm to employees who may be exposed to hazards in the workplace. Measures on how to make the workplace safe include the provision of instructions, procedures, training and supervision to encourage people to work safely and responsibly. As per the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) the onus is on the Employer to supply PPE to their employees: “The employer shall take steps to reduce the risk as much as is practicable, and shall provide free of charge and maintain in a good and clean condition such safety equipment and facilities as may be necessary to ensure that any person exposed to any such condition or situation at a workplace or in the course of his employment or on premises where machinery is used is rendered safe.” With a variety of different options in safety gloves, conti-suits, hard hats, safety shoes, harnesses, eye protection and so much more, we are determined to offer the best products at competitive rates.