The easy way to manage your supplies of personal protective equipment

Setting up a well-functioning management plan for your facility’s personal protective equipment (PPE) can be a daunting task, but putting that plan into action can be made significantly easier using CRIBWISE.

ppeWherever your machine shop is in the world, it is likely that you will have to make a significant effort to ensure the health and safety of your employees. PPE will play a key role in helping you to fulfil this obligation. The proper use of PPE by your team will protect its members from illness, injury and even death. Further, it will save your company money and improve your productivity.

As such, you need to draft a PPE management plan that encompasses everything from the purchase to the distribution and correct use of PPE, to ensure that your employees are protected and you are complying with your local regulations.

This is no easy task, but by using some of the online, cloud-based tools – such as CRIBWISE – and vending machines that you might employ to manage your tool cribs, the purchasing, monitoring of stocks, dispensing and re-ordering of PPE can be made significantly simpler.

Vending machines hold PPE on your site until your operatives need it. The main benefit of these vending machines is automated re-ordering; as the machine runs low, it will send a restocking order to the supplier(s) of the PPE, which ensures that operatives will have the equipment they require. Further, vending machines allow PPE usage to be monitored. They track who is using what on the shopfloor and managers can use this information to assess demand for PPE and any anomalies in use that can then be investigated further.

Drawing up a full PPE management plan can be a daunting and lengthy process, but its implementation can be made significantly simpler using automated vending machines backed-up with CRIBWISE cloud-based inventory-management software.


To find out more about PPE management and to read our white paper on this, and how to manage your inventory of PPE