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Source: Ranjit Garments (Mfg) Limited
Friday, November 03, 2017

MANY employers are aware of their basic duty of care when providing personal protective equipment (PPE) at work, but do they really consider the value and the importance of health and safety workwear in their organisation?

Workplace accidents can occur anywhere and at any time. When an employee has to conduct a task in a risky environment, and if they do not feel protected then they will always keep an eye out on protecting themselves rather than carrying out the task efficiently and effectively.

Issuing basic protective workwear does help to overcome this risk, but does it really place a value on helping the employee to be as comfortable and productive as they possibly could be?

When considering purchasing new assets for a company, management will assess the best equipment looking at issues of output, performance and value.

If the outputs can be improved on a new piece of equipment, then the cost can be justified. Is this the same when considering your employees and their health and safety workwear?

Too often managers just provide the basic level of protection to cover the risk, but have they really thought about the quality and other options available?

Poor quality of workwear will make the worker feel insufficiently protected hence this would impact on their productivity.

It is vital for every business to ensure that the workwear and PPE they use is right for the hazard and reduces exposure to the level required to protect the wearer's health. This will allow them to feel safe when carrying out a hazardous task. Staff members who are supplied with well fitted, quality workwear are more likely to feel valued and would be more motivated; ultimately this can help with the retention and recruitment of staff members. The workwear apparel worn by the worker must always be properly evaluated before use, to make sure it is fit for the purpose!

Businesses should always consider weighing up risk with value. Too often businesses end up choosing workwear based on the "price" factor only without taking into consideration the "value".

Lowly priced workwear manufactured poorly with poor quality raw materials can have fatal consequences on the wearer.

For example, loose fitted protective clothing can easily get caught into the machinery; fading of Hi-Viz colours makes the garment non-compliant to daytime visibility; poor quality reflector tapes would dissipate easily and making the worker not be visible at night-time; all these instances have the potential of causing a serious accident to the worker!

"STYLO" workwear

Ranjit Garments (Mfg) Ltd was one of the first companies to receive the "Fijian Sewn" licence in 2012. The company is proud and honoured to be part of the Fiji Government's "Buy Fijian Made" initiative.

With 35 years' experience of exporting high quality garments to Australia, and New Zealand, they are proud to have been supplying the same quality products to the Fiji market for the past seven years through their "RG Direct" division under their own brand label "STYLO". RG Direct can help you determine the right kind of workwear with the right value required for your working environment.

At their RG Direct factory outlet store in Vatuwaqa, the company has wide range of certified workwear garments that meet the Australian/New Zealand workwear standards. Come in and speak to their experienced staff who can guide you step by step to recommend the ideal workwear for your business.

If your business has more specific workwear requirements, then Ranjit Garments (Mfg) Ltd can give solution based on the wide variety of fabrics, colours and designs that they have.

They can customise your workwear range with your own company logo and customers can choose from a wide range of products & designs including overalls, work shirts, work trousers, dustcoats, corporate shirts, trousers and Hi-Viz rainwear and more.

At RG Direct, they believe there is no compromise to quality when it comes to the safety workwear hence we only use the highest quality, tried and tested fabrics, zips, buttons, studs, threads and many more sewn in with reinforcements to ensure the strength and longevity of your workwear.

While wearing their branded STYLO workwear, your workers will feel safe and confident that they are protected. Trust, protection and integrity is what the STYLO brand stands for and it is in everything that they do!

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