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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a term that describes a wide range of products such as protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments. It also includes items such as instructions, procedures, training, and supervision to encourage people to work safely and responsibly.
These products protect workers and worksite visitors from hazards within the workplace, thus increasing safety. These hazards include (but are not limited to):
Safety clothing or equipment is designed to protect from the risk of injury or illness. Items like gloves, glasses, goggles, visors, ear plugs, muffs, hard hats, respirators and full body suits are all types of PPE that help protect the eyes, ears, feet & legs, lungs, or the whole body.
When selecting and using PPE, all products must be marked and approved by government recognized certification. While you should still choose equipment that suits your needs, checking the specifications on all equipment or garments is critical to ensure the product does the job.
One of the most important factors when selecting this type of equipment is the comfort. You should check that your protective equipment is suitable in size and is comfortable to wear. Not doing so may cause workers to remove the equipment when it’s not safe to do so.
Making sure you match the products used to the hazard or work required is another key component. Many industries have legislation that outlines these requirements. This is designed to protect workers, employers, and the general public.
If you are uncertain whether or not you require any safety equipment or PPE, you can use the following steps to identify or assess risk:
All employer’s and employees have a duty to protect their staff, themselves and anyone else around them.