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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

MINIMUM USER REQUIREMENTS


L0-SQE-GDL-002 Version: 1 Effective from: 7th September 2012

Approval

Amendment Record

Approval Date Version Description


Initial Issue. Supports L0-SQE-PRO-019 Management of
07/09/2012 1
Personal Protective Equipment.

Approving Manager: General Manager HSEQ Approval Date: 07/09/2012 Next Review Date: 07/09/2015
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
MINIMUM USER REQUIREMENTS
L0-SQE-GDL-002 Version: 1 Effective from: 7th September 2012

1. Purpose

To provide minimum user requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for
Metro staff, contractors and visitors working on the Metro Trains Network.

2. Guidelines

The selection, fitting, use, care and replacement of PPE must comply with relevant
Australian/New Zealand Standards and with the manufacturers specifications.

All personnel are responsible for:


 Following this guideline where applicable and complying with L0-SQE-PRO-019
Management of Personal Protective Equipment.
 Using or wearing PPE in accordance with any information, training or reasonable
instruction.
 Using or wearing PPE in accordance with specific worksite requirements.
 Attending relevant awareness/training sessions related to PPE.
 Carrying out pre-use inspections.
 Informing Line Managers / Supervisors of any damage to, defect in or need to
clean or decontaminate any PPE.
 Ensuring PPE is used correctly and suitable for the tasks performed and
included on relevant JSEA/SWMS.
 Notifying their Line Manager / Supervisor of the need for PPE.
 Wearing sunscreen (SPF30+) when working outdoors during daylight hours.
 Where required, making application for prescription safety glasses and
forwarding to their Line Manager / Supervisor for action.
 Notifying their Line Manager / Supervisor of any medical condition or other
special requirements which will preclude the wearing of designated PPE.

High Visibility clothing is to be fastened at all times to maintain encirclement of the


torso and to prevent snagging and/or entanglement.

Where the listed minimum PPE requirements do not safely suit the task at hand, the
risk assessment for the task should identify additional PPE required.

Where additional PPE is required that is not listed as an approved item, separate
approval must be sought with a supporting risk assessment, from the GM-HSEQ.

In case of doubt, refer to local instructions for PPE requirements specific to the
location / workplace being entered or task/s being undertaken.

Visitors and Contractors on MTM sites are to comply with the requirements of this
procedure, and with L0-SQE-PRO-019 Management of Personal Protective
Equipment.

The following items are not to be worn / taken into the rail corridor:
 Red, green or yellow clothing (a driver could mistake it for a track siding signal or
flag).
 Any items coloured red, green or yellow, including clipboards, folders,
lunchboxes, umbrellas, bags etc
 Unapproved high visibility clothing.

Approving Manager: General Manager HSEQ Approval Date: 07/09/2012 Next Review Date: 07/09/2015
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
MINIMUM USER REQUIREMENTS
L0-SQE-GDL-002 Version: 1 Effective from: 7th September 2012

The following are mandatory, minimum requirements when working:


In the rail corridor or sidings when
undertaking maintenance or construction
works:
 Approved high visibility vest / clothing
 Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle
support
 Hard Hat
 Eye protection
 Long sleeve shirt
 Full length trousers
 Gloves available (not necessarily
worn, dependent on task)
In locations other than rail corridor or
sidings when undertaking maintenance or
construction works:
 Approved high visibility vest / clothing
 Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle
support
 Hard Hat
 Long sleeve shirt
 Full length trousers
 Gloves available (not necessarily worn,
dependent on task)

In the rail corridor or sidings when NOT


undertaking maintenance or construction
works (e.g. driver, TSO, auditor...etc) :
 Approved high visibility vest / clothing
 Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle
support
In a depot, other than in designated
walkway zones or offices:
 Approved high visibility vest / clothing
 Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle
support
 Long sleeve shirt
 Full length trousers

In the station environment, when performing


train side duties:
 Approved high visibility vest / clothing
 Steel capped, lace up boots with ankle
support
 Long sleeve shirt
 Full length trousers

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
MINIMUM USER REQUIREMENTS
L0-SQE-GDL-002 Version: 1 Effective from: 7th September 2012

3. Related Documents

L0-SQE-PRO-019 Management of Personal Protective Equipment


L0-SQE-MAN-002 Safety Management System Manual

4. References and Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic)


Model Work Health and Safety Act, revised draft 2011
Rail Safety Act 2006 (Vic)

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