Archive Ppe

The following are posts with the 'Ppe' tag:

PPE Overkill?

One of the things that keeps popping in in conversations is PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Often used at the 'cure all' for any risk assessments PPE is habitually used as the 'bootstrap and braces' approach. Don't get us wrong, PPE has its place and can be highly effective. The HSE states that making the workplace safe includes providing instructions, procedures, training and supervision to encourage people to work safely and responsibly. Even where engineering controls and safe systems of...
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PPE Regulation Changes - Are you Prepared?

We read recently that the two year transition period for the PPE regulations is not too far off. These new EU regulations will replace the current directive on 21st April 2018. Time to start your reviews of current PPE. PPE manufacturers will have to recertify their products to retain the CE classification within the European free trade association states. So how will this affect construction workers and employers? Obviously, at the moment, there won't be much change. However once the new legislation...
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The Health and Safety Toolbox - PPE Guidance

For those of you interested in PPE there is help and guidance in the health and safety toolbox. This gives easy, straightforward advice on the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work; for more information visit  How to control risks at work: PPE on the HSE website. Some believe that PPE is taken to the extreme on some building sites however, PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets,...
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Illegal PPE Warning

It would seem that there is more and more illegal PPE making the rounds. An increasing number of products and safety garments, which don't comply with EN Standards and the PPE Regulations, have been purchased by UK businesses. Some of these products don't purport to meet the standards, but are nevertheless purchased in the mistaken belief that they are acceptable. Others are sold as complying with the Regulations when they do not. Please all be aware of this, we must do our best to maintain the...
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