Now is the time to be proactive about your personal protection

2019-02-20 06:01

SAFETY, safety, safety... This is the mantra of many businesses and individuals nowadays when it comes to their working environment.

In this day and age, with stress levels running high almost constantly, it definitely pays to be vigilant, particularly when you end up working with power tools or in a hazardous environment.

It’s ridiculously easy sometimes for the mind to wander at inopportune times and things could go wrong faster than you could even blink without taking the right precautions.

The world needs dreamers just as much as doers, but sometimes having your head up in the clouds or being distracted by an argument you had with your mail man that morning can be a costly thing.

Especially at work, when harsh reality can kick in just a split-second too late and you realise you’re a lesser person – literally – than five minutes ago.

But fear not! They say prevention is better than cure and for this, there are many options to choose from when it comes to ensuring your person stays safe in these situations.

The way to go is with personal protection equipment, which covers a wide range of items, such as hard hats and helmets, safety goggles, vests and earplugs.

There is a piece of equipment out there to protect any and every part of your body from harm.

You don’t need to venture far to get your hands on it either, as the Co-op offers a wide range of personal protection equipment to help you out.

This includes long cuff gloves, Jonsson overalls and safety shoes, to start with.

What you need will depend on the working conditions and the possible threats it poses.

The best thing about it is that you can mix-and-match until you have everything you need.

Every situation will have its own set of safety concerns which often require employees or individuals to wear specialised equipment.

Accidents often happen faster than you can blink, so it’s important to keep all your fingers and toes inside the personal protective equipment at all times to prevent this from happening.

You can get everything you need, including expert advice, instruction and guidance at the Co-op.

It won’t pay to cut corners or avoid the situation by saying, “this could never happen to me.”

You can’t put a price on personal safety.

So, if you’re also of the opinion that prevention is better than cure, head on down to the Co-op now to get what you need to keep your fingers and toes – as well as the rest – right where they are.

After all, safety first.

For more info or advice on your personal protection needs visit the Co-op Mica, located in the Willow Road Shopping Centre on the corner of Circular Drive and Willow Road or contact the sales team at 041 007 0580.

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