Anyone requiring 24/7 access for PPE that is suitable for issuing to the individual or team leader.
PPE is generally a free issue item that cannot be effectively costed to specific jobs or controlled within a production schedule. Also ensure that Mission critical items are always available.
On the factory floor close to the point of use to prevent time losses due to staff having to go to stores to collect low value items on a frequent basis
Modern factories work so many different shift patterns earlies , lates, nights ,4 on 4 off. The shift pattern often cannot ensure sufficient staff to man the stores facility. The vending machines can fill the gap
By reviewing the bill of materials the items that make up the majority of regular demand can be accommodated in sufficient quantity to prevent stock outs during extended shift patterns. Eg Stores can close on a Friday lunch time but with weekend, night shifts and bank holidays the stores may not be manned again for 11 shifts.
The cost of space is relatively high in relationship to the cost of traditional PPE. This requires some thought to be applied to what should be in machines.
Generally we take the bill of materials and review the volumes and look at the sizes to determine if the product is suitable to be vended. The first action is to determine what is used every week and ensure that sufficient can be placed in the machine. Where space is available then items that are used less frequently are placed in the machine.
The stocking levels and restocking levels are set based on the frequency of visit to refill and how vital it is to ensure stock availability.
Through the use of Clock cards we can ensure that the individuals who are employed by the company can access products as they use the same card that they use to Clock in and have door access to the site . Products in vending machines can be controlled to be issued to individuals who have the knowledge and training to use them correctly. EG harnesses for fall protection are only issued to people who have had the appropriate training. Or confined space breathing equipment is only released to those qualified to use the PPE.
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