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Construction Safety Guidelines No.

Personal Protective Equipment

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ISSUE OF PPES It is the responsibility of the contractor / employer to provide protective clothing including coverall and other PPE required for different operations. Contractor / employers shall bear the cost of issuing coverall and PPEs.

PPE TO BE USED AS PPES SHALL CONFIRM TO LAST RESORT Adequate control measures PPE shall confirm to following shall be taken by contractors EPSS guidelines nos, to protect workers against the Head Protection 14 hazards. Eye & Face Protection 15 Contractor shall not wholly Hearing protection - 16 rely on the PPEs. Protective clothing 17 Risk Assessment undertaken Hand protection 18 to identify type of PPE Foot protection 19 required. Safety belt, life line & lanyard-20 Respiratory protection 21

MAINTENANCE It is the responsibility of workers to maintain the PPE in good usable condition. However damaged PPE shall be replaced immediately by the contractor / employer.

ALTERATION / MODIFICATION Personal protective equipment shall not be altered or modified. Do not use PPE that is damaged or worn out. It must be replaced.

RESPONSIBILITY OF ITS USE It is the responsibility of line management to implement the effective use of PPE issued to workers. Workers must follow the instruction they are given with regard to using & maintaining PPE.


April 2007

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