Each industry involves its own blend of unique processes, both machines and humans. All such processes entail employers to stock up on adequate safety equipments, since they pose some safety hazards. Regardless of the nature of the industry, there are a few risk factors that are commonly seen across all industries. If timely precautions are not taken, these risk factors can prove to be life-threatening. Here is some personal protective equipment (PPE), which all employers involved in the construction business, should provide their employees:
Face and Eye Safety Equipment
Face and eyes are the most delicate and sensitive parts of the body, and need to be meticulously protected while employees are out on the construction site. A plethora of eye injuries are the product of objects, gasses, or foreign particles that enter the eye while working with concrete, nailing, grinding, cutting, welding, etc. Working at sites with extremely perilous chemicals, smoke, sparks, or winds also calls for safety equipment and high precaution. The level of safety equipment varies depending on the nature of the work. For instance, people working in close proximity of acidic substances or welding machines need to follow stringent safety measures, which go beyond simply wearing safety glasses in Dubai.
Hard hats are not just for construction workers; while the construction work is in process, anybody even walking through a site shouldn’t do so without wearing a hardhat. This is the most elementary constraint for any construction site. People at construction sites are constantly exposed to objects falling from heights, which can cause serious damage to their heads. This quintessential gear shields visitors or workers from coming in direct contact with any harmful material or falling objects. Such hats also offer protection from electric shocks, direct sun rays, and lashing rain.
Hand Safety Wears
Active use of hand dictates most of the construction work, so it is important that proper precaution is taken to thwart common injuries, like a punctured wound or a cut. Lack of protection against common injuries may lose the company a few thousand dollars every year. Therefore, it is important to provide top-grade safety gloves in Dubai for such tasks, to ensure minimal medical expenses. When it comes to safety gloves, a wide array of materials is available in the market, such as insulated gloves, welding gloves, and rubber gloves. The design and materials of gloves differ, depending on the job they are being used for. Workers are in need of wearing the right gloves, when their hands are exposed to weather extremes, chemicals or heat that can lead to burns, works resulting in punctures and abrasions, and sharp implements that can cause laceration and abrasions.