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2.HOW TO USE PPE

2. HOW TO USE
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What you must do

  • Find out what PPE is required where you work and when you need to use it
  • Understand what PPE is protecting you against and know its limitations e.g. gloves may cover your hands but leave your wrists and arms exposed, chemicals may penetrate your gloves over time
  • Understand how to use PPE - this may mean attending training or reading instructions e.g. if you wear face masks, welding masks, safety harnesses
  • Use PPE at all times when it is required and wear it properly e.g. button up your lab coat so it fully protects you
  • Make sure that visitors to your work area who may be exposed to the same hazards as you wear the same PPE
USEFUL LINKS

HSE:

Personal protective equipment (PPE) at work - a brief guide

 


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