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DBP Procedure: Issue Date

:

Rev 1

13/10/09

            Personal Protective Equipment Specifications  HSE 773 PR       
         
Title: Originator: Approval:     Rev # A 1 Date 1/9/09 13/10/09 Created by A. Vinciguerra/ S. Barallon A. Vinciguerra Reviewed by A. Vinciguerra Maintenance HSE Committee DBP HSE Steering Committee Approved by Summary of Amendments Document rebranded from previous issue Document Approved HSE Manager – DBP Name: Alyson Vinciguerra Signature Date: 9/10/09

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............................................................................................................................... 4 6..............................1 8.............. 3 PPE SELECTION PROCESS ........ MINIMUM PPE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS ........................... 5 8................ 10 APPENDIX 1: Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR ............................................2 Protective Eyewear .......................................2 PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls .............. 7..............................................................................................................DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 CONTENTS   1................................ 3 SCOPE ...................................................................................................................... 7 9....................... 3 5................... 7 9..............................................................................................2 DBP Related Procedures ...doc Page 2 of 14 .......... 4 PPE SPECIFICATIONS . 3 Selection and Purchase of PPE ............................................... 2.................. 4.........1 9.............................................. PURPOSE ................................................... 4 PPE STORAGE ....................... 8....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Australian Standards . 7 10............... 3 DEFINITIONS & ABBREVIATIONS .. ISSUE AND REPLACEMENT OF PPE................................................................................................................................ 3............................................. REFERENCES ......................................................... 7 Respiratory Protection ....... 3 RESPONSIBILITIES ...................................................................... 5.....................1 5........................................ 9 PPE TYPES AND REQUIREMENTS..

DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 1. A range of task specific PPE is maintained within the stores system and is available on an as required basis. and to provide clear and consistent minimum standards for the provision and use of PPE. its employees and contractors in relation to PPE. PPE should be implemented with other control strategies in order to achieve effective risk control. 2. PPE utilised by DBP must conform to applicable legislative. DEFINITIONS & ABBREVIATIONS DBNGP DBP HSE Manager/Line Manager Responsible Manager NWA PPE Neck to Wrist to Ankle coverage. purchasing. PURPOSE The purpose of this procedure is to outline the requirements associated with the selection. Australian Standard and or industry requirements or guidelines. 5. and supply of appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) in common work situations. In particular procurement personnel should not source PPE outside the approved specification as identified without seeking guidance from the Health and Safety. used in relation to personal protective clothing. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . RESPONSIBILITIES All personnel are responsible for the correct utilisation of PPE. In instances of new or unlisted work situations guidance from appropriate personnel should be sought 3. Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline The Owner 5. Field Practices or Technical Compliance teams. Personnel Protective Equipment The manager who has direct responsibility for the activity being undertaken or the area the activity is occurring in.1 PPE SELECTION PROCESS PPE and the Hierarchy of Controls Generally PPE shall be utilised in addition to other control methods which focus on the hierarchy of control as the primary method of hazard control. Where practicable.doc Page 3 of 14 . SCOPE This procedure applies to common work situations and outlines the responsibilities and requirements for DBP. 4.

hard hats. and should be reported to your Superintendent/Manager for repair or replacement. the maintenance and inspection is contained in Appendix 1. the following shall be taken into consideration: The possibility of eliminating or mitigating the hazard through more effective control measures. ISSUE AND REPLACEMENT OF PPE Items of PPE shall be issued on a personal basis where frequent or repeated use of the item is necessary or where the item is unsuitable for shared use. Replacement of protective clothing shall be on a fair “wear and tear” basis or as per its expiry date where applicable e. PPE STORAGE All PPE shall be stored in an appropriate manner away from chemicals and heat sources. Other items of PPE (e.doc Page 4 of 14 . 6. the item selected should be the most practicable to best meet the requirements of the task. the requirements for activity. Faulty PPE should not be used. The recommendation may be supplemented with additional advice from the Field Practices. Where 100% natural fibre clothing is not possible. Technical Compliance teams and or external advice as necessary.g. 7. and The compatibility of items when more than one item of PPE is required. inspection and maintenance prior to use. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . respirators. Wet PPE shall be dried before storage where practicable. 5. A more detailed description of PPE types. Employees have a responsibility for the care and maintenance of PPE issued to them and for the replacement of defective items. In determining the most appropriate item of PPE for a task. The practicability of utilisation of the proposed PPE in undertaking the task. Insulating gloves etc). The identification/recommendation of what PPE is best suited for a specific task shall be the responsibility of the relevant Team Leader in conjunction with a suitably skilled member of the HSE Team where necessary. PPE should not be placed in a location where it is possible to come into contact with sharp or heavy objects. The availability and suitability of PPE to mitigate the hazard to an acceptable level.2 Selection and Purchase of PPE Where it is determined that an item of PPE is required for a particular task.g. shall be replaced when they are no longer serviceable. The accepted minimum industry standard for PPE is the use of 100% natural fibre clothing offering neck to wrist to ankle (NWA) coverage supplemented with other items to provide a suitable level of protection. the percentage of natural fibre should be as high as practicable with the intent of providing a garment that does not expose the wearer to an increased level of risk.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 All personnel required to wear PPE will be provided with appropriate training and information in the correct use. the risks being actioned.

Cotton coveralls. with 2 pull on tabs. With 130mm wide denim patches on both shoulders and elbows. 100% pure wool jumper. Steel cap toe – heavy duty grade 1.for 60 seconds without breakdown and shall not pass a current of more than 6 milli amps. Leather. Leather. • Mid Leg. Manufactured to AS/NZS 4501 standards. • Ankle Boot. Environmental protection: • Heat. R. boot approximate in weight. PPE SPECIFICATIONS 100% Cotton Shirts 100% Cotton Trousers Full Coveralls Jumpers Shirt long sleeve button closure. Light weight elastic sided. • Water resistant upper. Wool Tousers. 100% cotton. SPECIAL FEATURES:• Inject moulded sole.doc Page 5 of 14 .75kv. measures sole to top of leg approximately 145mm. Fit for Purpose (for chemical handling refer to MSDS). • High leg. Manufactured to AS/NZS 4501 standards. Manufactured to AS/NZS 4501 standards. Manufactured to AS2161 standards. 100% cotton.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 8. Wool lumber jacket. measures sole to top of leg approximately 230mm. Cotton Lined. pilling and colour fastness. The footwear shall be capable of withstanding electrical test requirements of 7.S. Showerproof. Manufactured to AS 2210 standards. ‘V’ neck. Type 1 thickness. fully shrunk. Blueys Gloves Boots Elastic Sided Boots Lace Up Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . Manufactured to the International Wool Standards to prevent shrinkage. Manufactured to AS/NZS 4501 standards. Polyurethane midsole with nitrile rubber outsole. type 1 thickness. Cotton drill trousers. • Acid resistant outsole. leg measures sole to top of leg approximately 170mm. • Oil.M. or jeans. 100% Natural Fibre.

Tapered expanding foam. Cotton 100% Nylon N10 double ended front zip closure Front and rear orange safety panels.doc Page 6 of 14 . and • Elastic chin strap.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 Hard Hats Sun Hats Ear Muffs Ear Plugs Safety Glasses Clear Safety Glasses Tinted High Visibility Vest 100% Cotton Polyurethane midsole with nitrile rubber outsole. Head/neck band style manufactured to AS1270 standards. R.75kv. Safety spectacles. Provides user comfort when worn for prolonged periods of time. • Water resistant upper. • Heat laminated silver reflective tape 50mm wide. Safety spectacles. Manufactured to AS1801 standards. • Acid resistant outsole. The footwear shall be capable of withstanding electrical test requirements of 7. No exposed metal components. Clear 100% UV treated lenses with medium velocity impact resistance. Sun hat made of 100% cotton canvas. Chin strap. Manufactured to AS1270 standards. Dimensions: • 40mm wide x 65mm long approximately. Manufactured to AS 2210 standard. Manufactured to AS1337 standard. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR .for 60 seconds without breakdown and shall not pass a current of more than 6 milli amps.S. Noise reduction rating (SLC 80 Method) of at least 27db. 7cm wide brim. Plastic adjustable frame. Easily adjusted with inside cushioning. Heavy duty ear muff. Safety helmet: • White plastic with half brim. Environmental protection: • Heat. Disposable ear plug. • Adjustable headband.M. Manufactured to AS1337 standard. • Oil. Steel cap toe – heavy duty grade 1. Reduction rating (SLC 80 Method) minimum of 22db. Tinted 100% UV treated with medium velocity impact resistance. Fastening method: lace up with round woven laces. plastic adjustable frame.

All facial hair with the exception of moustaches and sideburns must be clean shaven.Horizontal lifeline and rail systems Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . Sideburns can interfere with the sealing of the fitting surface if they are not maintained to an acceptable level. Employees shall be reimbursed for the necessary alterations.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 • Respirators Complies with the requirements for Class R Retro reflective as set down in AS1906. waist. Moustaches can interfere with the sealing of the fitting surface and/or the inhalation and exhalation valve operation if they are not maintained to an acceptable level.Harnesses and ancillary equipment AS/NZS 1891. moustaches must be kept neatly trimmed and tidy. They are not permitted to grow beyond imaginary lines extending vertically from the corners of the mouth. Complies with and AS/NZS 1716 Respiratory protective devices and AS/NZS 1715 Selection. Therefore. 9. use and maintenance of respirators 8.….2 Respiratory Protection Beards and goatees and any hair below the lip can interfere with the sealing of the fitting surface and/or the inhalation and exhalation valve operation. use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment AS/NZS 1716 Respiratory protective devices AS/NZS 1801 Occupational protective helmets AS/NZS 1891.Hearing protectors AS/NZS 1337 Eye protectors for industrial applications AS/NZS 1715 Selection.1 Protective Eyewear Where an employee is required to wear protective eyewear whilst working and that employee has a visual defect that requires correction in order that they may perform their work safely.4.2 Australian Standards AS/NZS 1270 Acoustics . Any alterations to eyewear to enable the eyewear to be utilised in the workplace must meet the Australian Standard AS 1337 Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications.1 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices . (see Personal Protective Equipment Protective Eyewear_HSE 773 1 PR.) 8. no facial hair of any type is permitted. eg Lens Hardening and/or tinting in specific instances. sideburns must be neat and tidy shall not extend below an imaginary line drawn between the centre of the ear hole and the corner of the eye. 50mm grey reflective tape fitted at the following locations: • Across shoulder straps • Horizontal across chest.1 REFERENCES DBP Related Procedures HSE 773 1 PR Personal Protective Equipment Protective Eyewear 9. 9. High visibility materials for safety garments.doc Page 7 of 14 .2 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices . Therefore. Therefore.

AS/NZS 1891.Selection.4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices .DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 AS/NZS 1891.High visibility materials for safety garments AS/NZS 2210. AS/NZS 1906.doc Page 8 of 14 .Fall-arrest devices .Occupational protective footwear AS/NZS 4501 Occupational protective clothing AS/NZS 2161 Occupational protective gloves Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . use and maintenance.4 Retroreflective materials and devices for road traffic control purposes .3 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices .

doc Page 9 of 14 . When exposed to a striking hazard from above or mandated by site/principal conditions. MINIMUM PPE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS Mandatory for Employees and Contractors when engaged in the identified tasks. May be required for some aspects of the tasks being undertaken.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 10. Task Long sleeve/ trouser 100% Natural Fibre Boots Hard Hats Gloves UV1 Hearing Protection Insulating Gloves Glasses HiVis Clothing Fall Restraint Heat & Fire The Esplanade (Head Office) Jandakot (In Doors) Work Site (Normal Activities) Work Site (Construction) Stores Activities (In Door) 1 UV protection includes the use of sunscreen. brimmed hats or neck flaps and tinted glasses. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR .

Near items of plant (eg cranes. GENERAL GUIDANCE Hearing protection should be stored away from and not cleaned with solvents. welder). dents. Hearing Protection: Ear muffs. Store away from sunlight. When attending to gas escapes When using or working near hand held tools that produce significant noise (eg grinders. resist penetration by objects Accidental contact with live electrical apparatus UV radiation Falling debris MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Visual inspections weekly for deterioration and discolouration of the shell or other signs of weathering.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 APPENDIX 1: ITEM PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM PPE TYPES AND REQUIREMENTS Head Protection . Do not clean with solvents. Safety hat mounted ear muffs. including but not limited to: When operating or working near an item of plant that produces significant noise (eg concrete saw. Disposable ear plugs Noise levels that cannot be reduced to an acceptable level by engineering means (eg fitting a silencer) MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Earmuffs should be inspected regularly to ensure they are in good condition. back-hoes.doc Page 10 of 14 . Earmuffs may be cleaned with a damp cloth. generator). and Check hard hat expiry date. including but not limited to: Designated hard hat areas.Safety Hard Hat Impact. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. earth stake driver. EWP’s. and Consider using machinery with minimal noise production. and Check use-by date prior to and after use. Excavating with mechanical equipment or in trenches. GENERAL GUIDANCE All safety helmets will be replaced every three (3) years Harness will be replaced every two years or more frequently where displaying signs of damage or deterioration. In any other situation where significant noise is present. cracks and damage. and When work is being carried out above shoulder height. In situations where there is a risk of injury to the head. indicating a loss of strength Clean with warm soapy water. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. Earplugs must be inserted as per instructions on their packaging and are not designed for repeated use. etc). hammers. jack hammer. ITEM PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR .

shaded and light enhancing). drills. Certain situations may require more than one piece of eye protection equipment eg. When required by a product’s MSDS. saws. Goggles Airborne particle and low impact hazards Medium and high impact hazards Electrical Flash UV radiation Splashes from hazardous liquids Arc Flash MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Visual inspections weekly for dents. Clear or light enhancing lenses for night or poor light situations. grinders. welding equipment etc. and When walking through vegetation. where goggles may be used with a face mask. Care should be taken to prevent scratches during storage. Hazardous Substances or Dangerous Goods. cracks and damage. Attending to a gas escape. Shaded lenses should be used for daytime outdoor work. PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. including but not limited to: Working out doors.doc Page 11 of 14 . Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . eye protection should be replaced. and Check expiry date. Operating workshop machinery such as lathes. Face Visors. Clean with lens cleaner available from stores. GENERAL GUIDANCE Lenses affording protection from arc flash shall be used when welding. Glasses should be wrap around or have side shields to offer maximum protection. Where cracks/damage exist or scratches affect visibility. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. In dusty conditions. Face Shields.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 ITEM Eye Protection: Safety glasses (clear.

Sun Hats. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. When handling hot materials. When working outdoors during daylight hours ITEM Hand Protection: Leather Work Gloves. GENERAL GUIDANCE When working outdoors for lengthy periods. Work Instructions GENERAL GUIDANCE Insulating Gloves outside electrical test dates shall not be used. When required by applicable industry work instructions. Insulating Gloves when working on live exposed assets or as specified within the electrical industry.). and Insulating Gloves shall be inspected and tested by a competent person in accordance with the appropriate Procedures. Sunglasses for bright/glare conditions. power saws etc. and Defective Insulating Gloves must be withdrawn from service and replaced.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 ITEM PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED Sun Protection: Sunscreen. Insulating Gloves Cuts (minor to potential amputations) Abrasions Chemicals exposure Burns (electrical and non-electrical) Contact with live assets MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Insulating Gloves shall be inspected and air tested prior to use. Sunglasses UV radiation Thermal Stress MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Inspect use by date prior to and after use. (jackhammers. Insulating gloves shall only be cleaned with approved cleaning fluids. including but not limited to: When there is a risk of cuts or abrasions to the hands. standards and policies. Insulating Gloves shall be cleaned prior to use. When operating vibrating equipment. sunscreen shall be applied and regularly re-applied. Chemically resistant gloves. Sun hats only when a hard/safety hat is not required. Neck flaps are available for additional UV protection when wearing hard hats. When required by a product’s MSDS. Neck Flaps. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. and For sunglasses – refer to eye protection. and Sunscreen shall have a minimum SPF of 15+.doc Page 12 of 14 .

DO NOT USE IF OUT OF DATE. paying particular attention to surfaces that create an air tight seal against the skin Respirator Cartridges must be specifically suitable for the environment in which they are to be worn meeting the specifications identified in the relevant MSDS. ITEM Foot Protection: Safety Boots. When on building/construction sites. climbing ladders).). Store away from sunlight.doc Page 13 of 14 . dust oil and corrosive atmospheres. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. When required by a product’s MSDS. GENERAL GUIDANCE Boots should be comfortable. Where there is the risk of ankle injury (eg rough terrain. Footwear should be stored away from direct sunlight. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . and Check for wear and tear. Safety Shoes Being struck by heavy or sharp objects Minimising impact on the heel from jumping or falling Walking on a slippery surface Walking on extreme conditions such as hot or cold surfaces Stepping on sharp objects Some chemicals MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Footwear should be cleaned regularly. Check expiry dates on cartridges. industrial sites and new estates. When working with asbestos or on assets containing asbestos. Rinse in clear water and allow to air dry away from sunlight. and Boots shall be replaced when they exhibit excessive wear to the sole or upper PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. TRAINING Prior to use employees will be trained in fitting & use. Do not clean with solvents. including but not limited to: When operating plant and equipment.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 ITEM PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED Respiratory Protection: Dust masks. and Servicing shall be completed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. GENERAL GUIDANCE Respirators must be inspected prior to use. Remove filter and wash in warm water with detergent. Clean after each use. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field. When required by company work instructions. Cartridge type Airborne contaminants Environments with unacceptable oxygen levels Nuisance dust MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Inspect prior to and after use. Where there is the risk of foot injury (eg working in a workshop environment). including but not limited to: When moderate to high levels of dust are present in the work environment. and Facial hair will adversely affect the sealing performance of most respiratory protection. (Dust masks are suitable only for removal of nuisance value dust or mist from inhaled air. DO NOT use solvents.

Equipment no to exceed manufactures withdrawal date. Lanyard assemblies shall be as short as practicable. lanyard Falls when working at heights Falls from EWP baskets EWP escape MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Belts/harnesses and lanyards shall be examined for wear or damage prior to use. and Check for wear and tear.8 metres where handrails are not present. TRAINING Prior to use Employees will be trained in usage.g. with a working slack length of not more than 1. GENERAL GUIDANCE When working on/near live gas apparatus. Wet weather gear Physical hazards UV radiation Cold/wet weather Some chemicals Fire Burns Gas Escapes MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION Employees shall maintain clothing in an appropriate manner. When on construction sites When required by a product’s MSDS ITEM PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED Fall Prevention: belt/harness. standards and policies and whenever working and auditing in the field.DBP Procedure: Issue Date: Rev 1 13/10/09 ITEM Protective Clothing: Long Sleeve Shirts and Long trousers. clothing worn underneath uniforms shall be restricted to natural fibres (e.8m (including dorsal extension). Performing any work greater than 1. Overalls. at construction sites and at all times where high traffic volumes are experienced. When required by company work instructions. PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM WHEN REQUIRED When required by company work instructions. and When working on/near live gas apparatus clothing shall cover neck to wrist to ankle and be restricted to 100% natural fibres High visibility clothing when working on or near public roadways. and All mating components shall have free movement to prevent jamming. including but not limited to: Performing any work where there exists the risk of a fall. High visibility vests. GENERAL GUIDANCE All hooks/clips shall be double acting or equivalent. standards and policies. and Belts/harnesses and lanyards shall be stored in their protective bags. Confined spaces rescues.doc Page 14 of 14 . wool. (typically 10 years). cotton) as this offers increased protection from burns. All fall protection equipment shall be inspected and tested by a competent person at intervals of no more than 6 months. Personal Protective Equipment_HSE 773 PR . A harness and lanyard is required at all times when working from an EWP basket.