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GuardianTM: Maximising Safety and Performance

Ansell has launched its global Guardian solution. The company says the program is a unique management tool designed to help companies improve safety, while developing new perspectives for increased productivity and cost of ownership savings.

"Based on an in-depth analysis of a company's workstations, production units and processes, the Guardian solution's methodology reveals opportunities for improvement and recommends the most appropriate gloves to protect each unit.

Leveraging Ansell's extensive global experience, the Guardian solution assesses each unit's particular needs, compares these to the existing safety solutions and then selects the best glove for each job. The Guardian solution perfectly illustrates Ansell's continuous quest to provide its customers with added value", said Ansell Healthcare's Amanda Honey.

According to Ansell, Guardian offers a repeatable methodology for maximising return on a company's personal protective equipment investment. In a systematic and quantifiable way, Guardian covers all areas industrial plant managers are dealing with today - areas centred on safety, productivity and profitability.

"GuardianTM focuses on seven key areas that have the capacity to deliver real productivity gains, injury reduction and cost of ownership improvements.

The injury prevention module highlights potential to reduce risk and the cost of employee injuries; the training module employs strategies to educate employees in proper selection, usage and disposal of PPE products and the cost performance module maximises product performance.

There are also SKU management and standardisation modules that minimise the number of SKUs used and ensure optimal product selection across similar job applications and multiple site locations.

Other modules address controls such as optimisation of PPE dispensing, usage and disposal procedures and productivity that improves output and eliminates waste", Honey added.

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