It should never be assumed that all workers wear their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 100% of the time, or even the majority of the time. One of the reasons cited for this is that PPE can sometimes be uncomfortable. As well as leading to PPE not being worn when it should, discomfort can also mean … Continue reading Keeping your kit on: How to improve PPE compliance
What does compatible PPE actually mean? If I have two separate pieces of PPE and I wear both of them, then I’ll get the full protection from both, right? Unfortunately it is not this simple. When wearing more than one piece of protection the equipment needs to be compatible, otherwise it may reduce the level … Continue reading Is your Personal Protective Equipment working together?
PPE must be fit for purpose but ensuring different PPE fits together is just as important. Following on from Part 1, where compatibility effectiveness and comfort were highlighted as key factors, this second entry takes a closer look at the regulations surrounding PPE compatibility and the importance of educating your workforce. Rules of protection The … Continue reading PPE Compatibility, Part 2