PPE & Industrial Vending
PPE is an essential requirement for many companies, and is an important component of industrial vending generally. Providing staff with safety equipment to reduce the risk of occupational injury or harm. Because of the regulatory framework, these issues cannot be ignored.
Depending on the type of work and number of employees involved, the issuing and monitoring of protective equipment can become a complicated area to control, sometimes also allowing costs to escalate unnecessarily.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vending machines provide the means of addressing a number of Health and Safety challenges faced by companies and their managers. There is a legal requirement for employers to provide protective and related equipment to staff who may be exposed to personal risk and danger in the workplace, an area of activity that is overseen on behalf of Government by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Not only does failure to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) present a potential physical risk to employees (sometimes life threatening), it could lead to serious legal and financial consequences if a prosecution relating to alleged negligence results.
Many employers have seen the benefits of making equipment available through on-site vending machines. Such machines are particularly suitable for providing protective gloves, goggles and ear defenders etc. Machines provide good availability of equipment, they offer storage under good conditions, and they provide the means for employers to monitor usage and access to the equipment. Systems are available to monitor provision of equipment at an individual level, which both enable the employer to demonstrate that equipment has been supplied, and also help prevent casual pilfering, a common problem on some work sites.
We can provide a complete vending solution for managing and distributing stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to workers, through the use of vending machines. This is potentially quite a technical area of vending, and if you want individual advice regarding how PPE vending could help you and your company, please get in touch with an Intelligent Vending representative who will be pleased to assist.