Some people tend to overlook Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and think “It’s not going to happen to me” until it does. PPE at the workplace must be taken seriously; it can prevent injuries or lessen your risk of accidents occurring.
An injury that may seem simple for many can cause a lot of problems, an example of this being a sprained ankle. You may be very careful, but if you don’t have the right equipment to support and protect your ankle/foot, this can easily happen.
How to prevent ankle sprains
- Ankle sprains can be prevented by wearing well-fitting steel cap boots.
- If this is a type of injury you are likely to have, you should consider using sports strapping tape or an ankle brace to provide extra ankle joint support.
- Lightly stretching can make a huge difference.
- Check your workspace and avoid uneven surfaces when possible.