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The Importance of High Visibility Clothing in the Workplace

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The correct use of high visibility (HV) clothing is a relatively simple and inexpensive precaution to put into effect, but it plays a major role in maintaining safety and preventing accidents. Here, we review why HV clothing is important in the workplace. High-visibility clothing reduces the risk of accidents and fatalities in busy environments where there is vehicular traffic - in construction areas, marshalling yards and industrial premises. At locations such as these, high visibility workwear or PPE (personal protective equipment) is required by Health and Safety regulations. Similarly, in large storage aisles and warehouses, forklifts can be relatively silent...

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PPE a Guide from the HSE

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Why is Personal Protective Equipment important? By making the workplace safe which includes providing instructions, procedures, training and supervision to encourage people to work safely and responsibly. Even where engineering controls and safe systems of work have been applied, some hazards might remain. These include injuries to: the lungs, eg from breathing in contaminated air the head and feet, eg from falling materials the eyes, eg from flying particles or splashes of corrosive liquids the skin, eg from contact with corrosive materials the body, eg from extremes of heat or cold PPE is needed in these cases to reduce the...

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