Compliance with Twence Personal Protective Equipment policy

On 1 March 2023 we introduced our new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy at Twence. Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that the updated PPE requirements are not being properly complied with. In this article we once again highlight the importance of wearing the correct PPE.

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A safe working environment
Twence is responsible for providing a safe working environment. We are legally required to ensure that employees and visitors wear the proper PPE, protecting them from potential hazards and accidents in the workplace.

Wearing proper PPE
Wearing proper PPE is also mandatory during the delivery of waste, collection of raw and residual materials and delivery of consumables. In particular, this concerns the requirement to wear protective clothing/workwear at delivery sites. Wearing of long sleeves, long trousers and multinorm workwear in certain plant sections is not being consistently observed. 

Risk Inventory and Evaluation
For this reason, we have recently conducted another Risk Inventory and Evaluation (RI&E) in which we have had a more extensive look at the risks at our supply and disposal sites. The results have shown that the PPE requirements identified are necessary to provide a safe working environment. This means that existing requirements will be largely maintained, with the wearing of the following PPE mandatory:

  • Reflective outer clothing;
  • Safety helmet, except when delivering manure;
  • Safety goggles;
  • Safety shoes;
  • Protective clothing (long sleeves and long trousers), except when delivering manure and at our dumping site;
  • FFP3 respiratory mask, except when delivering waste in the AEC, delivering manure and to landfill;
  • Hearing protection, only mandatory in the TAS delivery centre.

PPE overview
In this document, you will find a detailed PPE overview showing which protective equipment is mandatory per location and plant section. 

Importance of compliance
We once again emphasise the importance of wearing the right PPE. Only together can we ensure that everyone works safely and returns home safe and sound at the end of the day, in accordance with the motto "we either work safely or not at all".