PPE Essentials for oil rigs

When it comes to working offshore, safety must always come first. This is why having the essential PPE is vital, so that you can protect yourself and others.

It is firstly important to be aware of hazards and make sure that everyone is aware of these. Certain activities will require enhanced PPE compared to others. It is also important to check that PPE is comfortable and well fitted. This will ensure it is effective and that you can work comfortably.

Flame resistant clothing is very important when working on an oil rig, as they are self-extinguishing. We stock a range of flame resistant that are also high visibility so you can always be seen, even at night.

Araflame Mens Gold Flame Resistant Overall

Hard hats are another essential piece of PPE, protecting your head from falling objects. We stock a range of high-quality hard hats.


The importance of hearing protection should not be forgotten, you may want to opt for ear muffs or ear plugs depending on what work you are doing. Over time even simple tasks can damage your hearing long-term so you need to make sure you take precautions.

Safety boots are another PPE essential for the oil and gas industry. These will protect your feet from hazards and things like falling objects.

Draper Mens Rigger Style Safety Boots

Gloves are also important to protect your hands when your handling tools and toxins.

DeWalt Power Tool Impact Gel Gloves

Safety glasses are another PPE essential. We only get one pair of eyes so we must protect them from things like sparks, hot liquids and toxins.

Bolle Safety COBRA PSI PLATINUMĀ® Safety Glasses

Head torches are important for visibility and staying safe if you are working at night or in a dark environment.

Trend LED Head Torch

We hope that you found this blog helpful, if you are interested in bulk buying high-quality PPE please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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