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Types of PPE

January 30, 2023

There are many different types of PPE which are being used in various industries.

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. Since the Covid outbreak in 2020, PPE is often associated with medical PPE; masks, gloves and visors. However, PPE also refers to protective equipment and clothing in other industries and is something we have been supplying for many years.

Types of PPE

The main types of PPE we offer are;

Gloves  – protect your hands in various industries. Our gloves are available with a selected liner; cotton, nylon, acrylic, glass fibre etc. a selected dipping material; neoprene, nitrile foam, PU, TPE etc and a selected cuff style; beaded, straight, pinked etc. see all the different options in our catalogue

Eyewear – goggles, spectacles, visors – there are many types of PPE to protect your eyes. Our range allows you to selected the lens shade. Our eyewear can be used for protection against different elements including weather, welding, flying debris etc.

Hats and Helmets – we have a wide range of different hats and helmets in our PPE range. As well as full hard hats we also have a range of Bump Caps which protects the head from minor bumps. Our hats and helmets have optional add ons including clip on ear defenders, visors and chin straps.

Face Masks – protect your respiratory system with our facemasks. We can offer full face masks, half masks and filtered masks for dusty working conditions. 

Ear Defenders and plugs – in industries with heavy duty working equipment it can also be important to protect your ears from load noises. Within our range of different types of PPE we also have a range of ear defenders, ear muffs and ear plugs.

Who Uses PPE?

Who uses different types of PPE? PPE is a necessity in many industries, some of them include;

  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Builders
  • Construction workers
  • Electricians
  • Engineer
  • Warehouse operative
  • Heavy duty machinery operators

How often should you replace your PPE

Depending on the usage on each type of PPE, the lifetime will vary. We would recommend you replace your PPE at the first sign of wear and tear to make sure you are not compromising your safety.

Some manufacturers also give a recommendation of when to replace certain types of PPE. It is always best to follow this advice.

Types of PPE from First Avenue

We carry a large amount of different types of PPE in stock at our Milton Keynes warehouse. You can also take a look at our online catalogue.

May items in our PPE range are suitable for customisation with company logos and can be available I company colours. We specialise in embroidery and print for logo customisation. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

For more information on different types of PPE or to discuss the requirements you have please give us a call or drop us an email.