Health and safety is an important factor that should be evaluated in all organisations and if not taken seriously, could result in costly circumstances. If the health and safety evaluation highlights hazards that are particularly harmful to parts of the body, for example, the head, the hands, or the feet, then protective clothing should be taken into consideration. It is the job of the employer to investigate all the possible dangers to employees, comparing these with clothing standards, in order to work out which items of safety clothing would be most suitable. There are many types of safety clothing:
On the off chance that safety clothing is required, the employer should specify what item of clothing should be purchased and what standards the clothing should conform to. By doing this the employer is providing clear guidelines that will ensure the complete safety of the employee in the workplace, making sure there is no misunderstanding or confusion. It is then the responsibility of the employee to purchase the correct safety clothing. All items of safety clothing are available in a wide range of colours and styles, allowing the employee to choose their required safety clothing based on their own preferences. The information on this site focuses more specifically on some of the most popular items of safety clothing; safety footwear, hard hats and safety gloves.