We’ve all heard the sayings, “Use the right tool for the right job” and “you’re only as good as your tools.” These sayings are not only relevant to using the correct tools to make the job at hand easier, but that using the correct products and materials can improve efficiency, job quality and safety – while also ultimately saving your company money.

How to Choose the Right Products

While there is a wide selection of materials available to get a great variety of tasks done, it is vital that you choose the correct, quality products suited to each task at hand. Here are some tips to make selecting the right ones to make the task easier:

1.Understand what you need

Find out what the products are going to be used for, which employees will be using it, and what type of work it will be used for. Make sure you have the answers before making a purchase. This will help you avoid making impulse buys or being influenced by aggressive marketing campaigns.

2. Get a second opinion

Where possible, work with an external consultant who can help you assess needs and make the correct decisions based on these needs. External consultants are also able to give you industry relevant and current advice.

3. Shop around

Don’t settle for just any supplier, explore the industry to see what is out there. The Internet provides access to a wide range of specialised companies, why not take the time to browse?

4. Safety first