What are the opportunities that the purchasing of PPE can present if managed effectively? Well, the first step is to specify the right level of protection by ensuring that PPE meets or exceeds the required level of protection against workplace hazards. Once that’s done it is important to involve your people in the PPE selection process as they will be the ones wearing the kit.
On the commercial side, take steps to secure the best deal on your PPE. There are many tools of the procurement trade, but consider distributors’ own label products for gloves, footwear and workwear. If you need to use proprietary brands then you can seek special pricing for your business via your distributor. It is also critical to tender your business regularly.