Supplying your workers with hard hats, safety vests and other safety equipment is important if you want to comply with the laws and regulations in your area and keep your employees safe. However, as you might have already noticed, this equipment can be very expensive. Although you might not mind the expense in some ways since the equipment is important and can last for a long time, it can be upsetting if you have found that your equipment is getting lost or stolen and that you are constantly having to replace it. These are a few ways that you can help prevent the loss of your safety equipment on your job site, which can help you save money over time and can help prevent your employees from being without the equipment that they need.
1. Choose Different Colors
If the other construction teams on your job site all use the standard safety equipment colors, consider opting for something different so that your equipment stands out. For example, you might choose orange hard hats instead of the standard yellow ones that others on the job site are using. Then, you can ensure that other construction workers who aren't a part of your team won't attempt to snag any of your equipment.
2. Personalize It
Consider personalizing your company's safety equipment. For example, you could have your company name or crew name and logo put on all of your equipment. Then, not only do you do not have to worry about other workers on the construction site taking your equipment, but you also don't have to stress about employees potentially stealing and selling your equipment. Plus, having your company's name and logo on your hard hats, vests and other equipment is a great opportunity for branding and advertising for your company.
3. Have it Checked In and Out
Don't just turn your construction crew loose with all of your equipment. Instead, require that workers check equipment in and out at the beginning and end of the work day. Then, you don't have to worry as much about stuff getting lost, and you can hold people accountable for the equipment that they have taken responsibility for.
You probably don't want to purchase new safety equipment for your business any more than you have to. Luckily, if you implement these three tips on your job site, you shouldn't have to worry about replacing your equipment constantly. Contact a company like American Scaffolding Inc for more information.