When you start a new job, whether it is in an office, factory or any other location you should always be told or shown the health and safety guidelines that they follow. These will vary greatly depending on the role you carry out but each set of guidelines are just as important in order to help prevent a work injury.
When you start a job, should you be supplied with health and safety equipment?
Times when health and safety equipment should be supplied
In roles where you are instantly exposed to dangerous chemicals, bacteria or anything harmful then you should be supplied with health and safety equipment before you are exposed. This could be in the form of goggles, masks or special protective clothing to protect your skin from becoming burnt or having a nasty accident at work.
This can be a variety of jobs where work injuries could be sustained from manufacturing and building to painting and renovating.
When would health and safety equipment not be needed?
In jobs where the risk of a long-term work injury is less prominent, the issue of health and safety equipment is less important. Jobs such as office workers and teachers are unlikely to be exposed to harmful chemicals on a day-to-day basis so they may not need any specialist equipment in order to prevent a work injury.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown