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Junior Simmonds By Junior Simmonds • August 24, 2017

The 3 Main Benefits of PPE Vending Machines

Vending machines aren’t just for snack's, drink's & sweet's anymore. Over the past 5 years, we have seen PPE vending machines become increasingly important for companies within the Food & Manufacturing Industries in the UK. This is because Vending can reduce your safety spend by up to 40%.

Why Should You use PPE Vending Machines?

Over the last few years, we have had a number of enquiries from large Food & Manufacturing Companies about Vending Machines and how they can manage PPE usage and reduce wastage. Executive's want to ensure they have all systems, processes and procedures in place to keep their staff safe so they can return home to their families.

As this trend only looks to get stronger, it’s quite apparent that PPE vending systems are looking to become a standard in many Food & Manufacturing facilities. By having a safety vending machine at your workplace, you make a bold statement about your compliance to OHS. It also enhance's the safety of your workplace and improves your Companies’ image.

The Benefits of Vending Machines

1. Potential (Almost garuanteed) Cost Savings

Installing a safety vending machine can represent a significant saving in overall spend within this indirect category. These savings come from:

  • Accountability to all equipment usage, all usage can be monitered down to each specific employee.  
  • An increase in efficiency among workers as well as reduced waste and higher productivity also provide significant savings throughout companies production area's.
  • Since all equipment distribution is monitored, the staff using the equipment from a vending program are more careful with it. They are less likely to make poor choice and will be more likely to reuse equipment where possible. This represents a significant cost saving in the long run.
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2. Usage Monitoring and Control

By implementing a vending program, you can control what is available for employee use and set restrictions on what products certain staff can vend. Our machines allow you to tap into the important online software which allows you to produce regular reports. These reports outline information concerning the staff member that has used any items, and details about the products that have been dispensed.

3. Inventory Management

Implementing a vending machine provides more control over your inventory management due to their reporting capabilities 24/7. Reports can provide;

  • The use of equipment per staff member.
  • Allow management to create better inventory management procedures.
  • Cut down on the amount of equipment in stock that is used infrequently.
  • Create less waste throughout the organisation.

Overall, the advantages of the safety PPE vending machines are many. Their ability to reduce paper work and increase staff efficiency is another benefit that owners of the machine regularly praise. Proven track record and reduction of consumption of up to 40% has been documented.

Originally posted by Jamie Firth.

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