Western Apparel Safety Equipment – Safety Equipment and Workwear Supplies

  • Construction Safety Clothing
    Construction Safety Clothing

Western Apparel Safety Equipment is all about safety equipment, PPE, workwear, boots & accessories.

Whether you’re in the market for high visibility vests, protective gloves or steel-capped boots, we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction!

Please note we do not sell safety equipment from this humble website. Instead we use this site to offer quality articles, videos and guides to help you find (and use) the best safety equipment for your needs.

Industries Requiring Safety Equipment

Many industries find the need for safety equipment, including but not limited to:

  • Construction
  • Traffic controllers
  • Emergency services (e.g. fire departments)
  • Medical organisations
  • Mining

While the equipment may vary wildly between different industries, the intent is the same – to keep the staff safe from harm. In some cases, this harm could be a minor cut – in other cases, it could be a fatal injury.

Types of Equipment

The type of safety equipment required by industries varies wildly but can include:

  • “Hi-vis” clothing (vests, shirts, hats, pants)
  • Protective goggles / visors
  • Footwear (such as steel-capped boots
  • Jackets
  • Helmets / hardhats
  • Signage
  • Witches hats
  • Tape
  • Fire extinguishers & related devices
  • Hearing protection
  • Dust masks
  • Breathing apparatus
  • …and more

The Importance of Safety Equipment

Safety equipment eyewear gogglesThe importance of safety equipment can’t be overstated. Protecting the wearer from the elements (extreme heat or cold), falling tools or materials (such as in the construction industry) or infection (as in the medical field). Given the essential role this equipment plays, it stands to reason that you don’t want to skimp on the quality to save a few bucks!

The difference between a quality piece of clothing or equipment and a cheaper, knock-off alternative is often obvious with a simple inspection. We encourage visitors to avoid being “cent smart & dollar foolish” by saving money only to put your staff (or yourself!) at risk because of an inferior solution.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of “cheap imports” flowing into the Australian marketplace. The old adage of, “you get what you for” remains true for the safety equipment industry! So be sure to do your research before investing your company’s funds in one brand over another.

Legal Compliance

Beyond the obvious safety benefits, in all States of Australia, Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) standards (enforced by the WorkCover Authority within that State) demand such measures be in place. Heavy fines can be imposed upon organisations who ignore or fail to comply with those standards.

So unless you want to find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you’ll want to be sure you’re investing in the necessary safety equipment for you and your team. Put simply, the risks just aren’t worth it!

 

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