Wednesday 26 August 2015

PPE On small Jobs

Health and safety is something that many people roll their eyes at. I've worked on many large jobs where it's rammed down your throat to the point your sick of hearing about it, I remember once that we got marked down on a site because a roofer, who was on a roof, wasn't wearing his hard hat! 
But on small private jobs, my bread and butter now, there is no one there to remind you what to do and it can be easy to be a little complaisant about it all. 
I know a few builders who frequently say they're deaf anyway so why does it matter, one man I know is only a year older than me and he now wears a hearing aid full time. I'm sure that had he been a little more proactive about his hearing protection he could have saved his ears instead of having to wear a hearing aid for the rest of his life.
I'm determined to be better about it and use ear plugs, goggle and dust protection more and be better organised about it. 
Anyone else trying to be better in their use of PPE?


  1. My hearing is the one thing I always protect. I'm always wearing in ear monitors that block out as well as ear plugs and let me listen to my music or podcasts. I also have safety glasses around every machine in the shop.

    1. I've been looking into getting a set of tgem but my radio needs replacing anyway, keep trying to use one from my childhood but it's been on the shop for seven years now and the dust has finally won the battle!
      I need to be better at wearing safety glasses half tge trouble os I keep them too long then don't use them because they're scratched.
      Better dust extraction is next on the list to improve.
      Thanks for the comment, I like your Twitter account, I'll check out your blog now.


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