3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety has joined forces with Control Vend to provide innovative solutions for personal protective equipment (PPE) storage and distribution to the industrial, manufacturing and mining industries.
“Our customers now have the option of saving time and money by managing all distribution of 3M eyewear, hearing and respiratory protection products as well as 3M industrial consumables from one location – a Control Vend machine.
“Storing and dispensing safety products in this manner protects them from dust and damage. It also assists with safety equipment compliance,” said Gary Watsford, Business Manager for 3M’s Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division.
Mr Watsford continued, “The goal is to control and reduce usage rates for our customers whilst maintaining ready access to 3M safety products and industrial consumables. By achieving this, we are providing significant cost reductions to companies and generating a capital surplus that can be implemented into company budgets and forecasts.”
Further to controlling and reducing usage, Control Vend works with customers to place their PPE vending machines in locations that allow 3M PPE and industrial products to be more accessible to employees, reducing the downtime for acquiring equipment at the start of the shift.
The Control Vend reporting system tracks and monitors each individual transaction.