This will allow you to keep track of your PPE, have a reminder at the time of maintenance and inspections, avoid stock-outs and make it easier to track budgets.
6. Inform employees:
Employees should be educated about the risks and features of personal protective equipment.
The employer should provide training so that employees know exactly how to use each piece of equipment.
They should also all know about the risks and why one piece of equipment is more suitable than another to address that risk.
7. Test the program:
This is where the plan should be evaluated for its effectiveness and should be tested to ensure that all members know what to do and have all the necessary PPE management tools.
The importance of tracking Personal Protective Equipment:
To ensure everyone’s safety, audits must be done on a regular basis.
Their purpose is to:
Check the condition of PPE in stock or in use
Ensure that PPE that needs to be replaced is replaced
Ensure that PPE is being used according to instructions
With this in mind, it is essential to keep tabs on your PPE.
But how can I do this?
Can a simple Excel file help with PPE management in your company?
The answer is no.
Why is Excel not sufficient for PPE management?
At first glance, Excel may seem like an interesting tool to keep track of the maintenance dates of your personal protective equipment.
While it is possible to do this in Excel, you can quickly lose track.
Especially if you have several pieces of equipment to manage.
Given the important role protective equipment plays in the safety of those involved, it is crucial to have a record for each piece of protective equipment that displays the complete history from the moment it was acquired.
You also need to ensure that your entire team has the information from each step of your PPE management plan.
We are never safe from an incident and unfortunately, if only one person in the company has access to the Excel file and that person is not present during a crisis, you will find yourself a real headache.
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