PPE has many benefits, failing to use the correct PPE can result in employees having to take time off work, which limits the level of productivity and could incur further costs if you need to take on temporary staff. By reducing the element of risk in the business, you can limit the risks to your teams and keep your employees happy, healthy and productive.
As an employer, you have a legal requirement to provide the correct health and safety PPE, and failing to comply with this could result in extensive investigations or claims for compensation. Investigations by the Health and Safety Executive can be lengthy, taking up your valuable time and resulting in negative publicity for the business.
When your teams are safe and content in their employment, they are more likely to be happy in their role, keep productivity rates high and stay at the company for longer, reducing levels of staff turnover.