PPE. Why Is It Important?

30 January 2023  |  Admin

PPE. Why Is It Important?

What is PPE?

First of all, PPE stands for personal protective equipment. It's the term used for all kinds of equipment that acts as a barrier between a human and a health or safety risk. These risks could be anything from an infectious disease to a chemical, to falling from a height. As you can probably imagine, PPE equipment encompasses everything from gloves and masks to helmets, steel toe boots, high visibility clothing, and ear protection. The PPE that you purchase for either your business or yourself should meet all of the necessary safety regulations. These vary depending on the industry, with the medical industry, in particular, being incredibly stringent due to regulations. When purchasing PPE, it is vital to check the properties and safety standards that the products have ensure your employees and visitors are fully protected.

Why is PPE so important?

PPE plays a crucial role in keeping a workplace safe, and it should therefore be pretty self-explanatory as to why it is so important. It helps to protect everyone in the business from risk and injury, even so far as bacteria and hygiene go. Even offices and retail stores should provide employees with PPE that can help to lower the risk of viral infections. Some industries, such as the oil and gas industry and chemical industry, are especially high risk. A lack of PPE in these industries could have fatal consequences. If you are a business owner and should an injury occur due to an employee not having access to – or using – the right personal protective equipment, your business could be found liable and could end up being sued.

What PPE we offer

At Total Workwear, we offer a large variety of gloves. We have a large variety of gloves that range from impact resistant gloves to touchscreen gloves. We also offer head and neck protection including helmets, hats, scarves and collars as well as safety glasses, goggles, visors and ear muffs/plugs. We have all this PPE and more on offer at Total Workwear.


Stay safe and protected on the job with Total Workwear's extensive selection of personal protective equipment (PPE). From gloves to helmets, glasses and more, shop our PPE collection to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

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