The importance of protective equipment
It is important to understand that all protective and safety equipment used on a building site is purposefully worn to protect the wearer from prospective hazards and risks associated with their workplace.
However, the equipment used must conform to current safety standards. For example, construction workers and site visitors cannot simply wear any old hats on site. The use of purpose-made safety helmets helps to eliminate as much as possible the risk of injury from falling overhead debris, tools or building materials.
Protective clothing worn on-site also help to protect workers hands, feet and body from flying or falling objects and corrosive chemicals that may be present.
Construction workers can also find themselves working in restrictive areas or in tight spots where they need to work at uncomfortable angles. This can place a strain on their body or present them with ergonomic hazards that need to be mitigated with safety equipment to enable them to work more safely.