The PPE industry fetches $112 billion in revenue every year, and it's still growing at a startling pace. It attracts its share of marketing hype, so navigating the quagmire requires plenty of precision and common sense. Its technical nature and constant evolution make it impenetrable by all but the most demanding of management teams, so businesses often turn to service providers to handle their safety glasses.
The value of that approach needs to be dialed up to the max. With workers' vision at risk, mediocre programs can have dire consequences. High-hazard and multi-hazard environments require a full scope of protective eyewear to address every individual risk. Precision is not enough, though. They need to close any holes that can lead to errors while simultaneously cutting costs.
They must also make good use of company time. Reporting and compliance must be offered with a smile because service excellence counts, even in the world of PPE. Bridge Safety Vision puts other safety glasses programs to shame because…
1) We Cost Less
Safety glasses cost between $75 and $300 a pair. That's tough to afford even if you're a brand titan, and that's before you factor in service provider fees. Safety glasses programs aren't a good fit for every business. They often build unnecessary frills into the purchasing process, then tie their hidden fees up in red tape. Bridge simplifies your PPE acquisition program without pricing our services at a premium.
Bridge runs its safety glasses program through Walmart—a retail powerhouse with the cost-cutting powers you need to run a successful program. You pay for what you buy—no more or less, so we save our businesses an average of 30%.
2) We Improve Compliance
Compliance is the most important aspect of any PPE strategy, but it often goes awry. The opportunities for error are sprinkled throughout the buying process, from the initial order to the ultimate purchase. Your average safety glasses program places all access and tracking requirements firmly on your shoulders, so it becomes a massive time drain that breaks down the moment you avert your attention. Every link in the chain adds to your margin of error.
It's hard enough to work within the OSHA and ANSI regulations, let alone paperwork, so we leverage digital technology to simplify your buying process. Each employee receives a digital payment card with the required safety glasses specs and price ranges attached, annihilating noncompliance through digital technology. You can also print the code out for the employee.
All the data you enter into the system is stored on your online account, so every order becomes easier than the one before. There are no bottlenecks to clear with us. Additional instructions can be delivered by department or employee, so we can eradicate noncompliance completely.
3) We Work Delegation into the Process
The average PPE program weighs heavily on your productivity levels. Service providers usually perform their eye tests on company time, so your business will be in disarray for days. Bridge Safety Vision does things a little differently. Our system requires nothing more than the five minutes it takes you to place your order. Once you have clicked the final link, we delegate the rest of the process to your staff.
4) We Keep it Simple
Once they've done their on-site eye tests, the average safety glasses program is likely to send you a package of eyewear kits to rummage through. Once you've found your picks, you have to repackage and mail them back to the supplier. The long wait for delivery is swift to follow, but not before you're hit with complicated forms and paperwork. If that isn't enough, you also have to deal with late or incorrect deliveries, and rescheduling for employees who were not there when tests were done. There are enough bottleneck opportunities, so we've removed all those complications.
With Bridge, your entire process is handled online. You choose your frame category and price range from the comfort of your office. Then you can be confident Walmart will assist your employees in completing the order process. It really is that simple. When you connect with a Vision Center, you don't have to struggle with a bot that may plague other safety glasses programs. With us, you always talk to a human service provider, so if you have questions or need guidance, the answers are just a smile away.
5) We Provide Data and Reporting
Other safety glasses programs offer minimal reporting, so your bookkeepers and safety managers must gather information manually. The benefit of an online system opens up opportunities for reporting mechanisms, so we've built comprehensive data delivery into our services. We offer automated invoicing that you can access at any time via your purchasing account. You can receive your billing documents via email or download them directly from your account. You can also access any employee you have ordered for in the past. Paying is just as easy. We take ACH, Direct Deposit, Checks, and Credit Cards.