Wet work environments create a range of hazards, in addition to those which workers might already have to grapple with, such as slip-and-fall accidents or the increased risk of electrocution. CHARNAUD® explains why quality PPE is so important when working in wet work conditions.
PPE For Wet Work Environments
Completing one’s work tasks requires focus, but it becomes increasingly difficult to concentrate on the task at hand when you are pre-occupied with how cold and wet you are. It is important for workers to keep as dry and warm as possible, and means workers need decent wet weather garments that provide a solid waterproof barrier against the elements. Workwear for such environments should include overalls or a pants and coat combination. If it is cold and rainy, it is best to have a layer of wool or synthetic fibres under the outer waterproof layer.
It is also vital to choose the appropriate footwear. Boots with a deep tread to assist in preventing slipping and free of holes will ensure that water is kept out. Make sure that the top of the boot extends to above the ankles and that pantlegs of your rain suit are long enough to extend over the top of the boot. The top of the boot should be covered by the pantleg. Waterproof gloves and head protection are also essential.
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CHARNAUD®’s AQUA-TECH® PPC/E range is designed specifically for use in wet conditions. It includes PVC-coated jackets, trousers and aprons, as well as thermal socks. These industrial waterproof rainwear garments are made from PVC-coated fabrics. The PVC is coated onto a woven polyester base fabric, which protects workers in wet environments and has been developed for maximum waterproof protection and durability. AQUA-TECH® garments are ideal for use in various industries, as well as farming and mining applications.
CHARNAUD® is a supplier of quality PPE for a variety of professions. We can help workers of all occupations to protect themselves against the hazards of their daily tasks. Contact us for advice and quotations on PPE for your business.