SAFETY EQUIPMENT

OVERVIEW

Safety equipment are critical items for many businesses. Buy wrong and it can put lives at risk which can outweigh a few dollars you could save. This is not an area to cut corners yet many try to do so.

Safety products encompass all the items required to meet duty of care and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) standards.

Signage and First Aid are commodity items which may require a small amount of consultation to implement correctly.

Workwear and PPE are a more complex issue. Many businesses have standards on protective quality. A product that meets standards may not be ideal for the worker due to fit, durability or comfort. Getting the right product requires a cooperative approach with a partner who can add value. The right strategy is a partner who can deliver on large scale production as well as everyday needs. By choosing the right partner you can optimise your budget as well as minimise leakage.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Fit for purpose
There is a difference between a product that meets standards and one that is ideal. A cheaper product that meets standards may not deliver on employee comfort and fit. This could impact worker productivity as well as the lifetime of workwear.

A cheaper alternative
This is replacing premium or branded product with a cheaper product. Generic brands offer valid ways to save over branded products. They often do the same job but may not deliver the same result.

BETTER BUYING OUTCOME

Choosing the right safety supplier with help manage costs, mitigate risk and improve productivity. You should choose a supplier who can:

  • Handle large scale roll outs as well as day-to-day purchasing needs
  • Provide local back up for fast turnaround on ad hoc needs
  • Provide access to specialised pricing in-store
  • Has a national team of dedicated specialists

THE DEAL

Supply Clusters has partnered with RSEA to provide better safety buying.

Supply Clusters members receive the following benefits:

  • A range of contracted items at 30-40% off market rate
  • A discount off list pricing across the entire range
  • Platinum pricing for large and small business

RSEA customers enjoy:

  • Convenient buying with a national network of superstores
  • Easy online ordering from a custom built safety website
  • A team of nationwide safety specialists who can conduct safety audits at your site
  • Fast turnaround on customised product with 12 local embroidery facilities across Australia




THE BOTTOM LINE

Safety equipment is vital to ensure compliance and worker health. There are many opportunities to streamline your purchasing.

  • Choosing the wrong supplier can impact productivity and employee welfare
  • Choosing the right supplier offers you a better buying outcome

You should choose a provider that offers:

  • ​A strong supply chain to deliver the products you need, when you need it
  • A wide range of product at locked in contract pricing as well as beneficial pricing on the entire range.

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