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Introduction: This procedure has been developed to ensure that all workers on the XXXX (Organization Name) or provided with and utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipments, to protect themselves against work related hazards, endanger health and safety.

2. Scope:

To all personnel employed on the XXXX (Organization Name) including office staff and visitors to the workplace.

3. Purpose: Personal Protective Equipments are known as the defense line in the prevention of the risk exposure and should not be considered as substitute for eliminating or controlling the risk at source as per the hierarchy of risk control. PPE is last resort.

4. References:

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XXXXXX -Law Construction Standards STANDARDS BS EN 13087 , 397 BS EN 166, 175 BS EN 345, 346 Task Specific As per the requirement and color codes BS EN 352 BS EN 679 , 1541 (Task Specific) BS EN 354, 360, 361,362, 365 BS 340, 351 EN 175 EN 169

PPE Safety Helmet (Head Protection) Safety Goggles (Eye Protection) Safety Shoes (Foot Protection) Gloves ( Hand Protection) Fluorescent Visible Jacket Ear Plug (Hearing Protection) Desert Cap (Face Protection) Full body Harness (Fall Protection) Coverall (Body Protection) Face Shield Lens filter 5. Procedure:
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If the harness become worn. employees and visitors who enter the work place. The choice of safety footwear is a personal one however. refer to generally mild stress.a) Safety Helmets • Safety helmets will be provided for all staff. which belts may be subjected to during the normal working day. working or visiting work sites. dirty or damaged it should be replaced. exceed the total static weight of the user example being the hoisting and lowering of men the provision of a steady support whilst working. These stresses will seldom. • Safety foot wear must be worn at all the times when entering. • • b) Protective footwear. Normal. This will ensure that the footwear provides satisfactory protection to the feet for the reasonable period of time. 15th Dec 2011 Page 2 of 5 . Rev 0. Before using a safety helmet. Safety helmet should not deface (written on) covered with too many badges / stickers as the wrong glue. if it is ‘cracked’ scarred or badly scratched. • c) Full body harness: • Two main types of safety belts are used. these being for normal and emergency use. paint or coating May damaged or weaken the helmet. its condition should be checked and the helmet adjusted to the fit the wearer comfortably with the harness fitting ‘snugly’ against the skull to ensure the absorption of any potential impact. it should be replaced. The use of safety footwear with steel toecaps and reinforced soles is an excellent means of protecting the feet from injury Safety shoes /boots should fit comfortably. The same is also true for the helmet. Specialist boots made from rubberized material are also available when extra protection and durability in wet or corrosive conditions is required. Care must be taken to ensure that all safety helmets are of a suitable standard with the correct type of helmet being used for each job. SOP 004. well known brands with a recognized safety mark are recommended. Every helmet should be clean with soap and water to help keep it in good condition.

• Emergency. When choosing the type o glove careful consideration should be given to the work which is to be carried out Page 3 of 5 SOP 004. refers to the possibility of a failure occurring and the belt being used subjected to an impact loading that could be many times greater than the total weight of user. • Typical working conditions where a respirator must be worn include . 15th Dec 2011 . Any particle under this size is classified as causing potential respiratory diseases (asbestosis/ cancer). particularly before use and always by a competent person. smoke. They consist of a ‘filter pad’ held in a place by a light plastic aluminum frame with an elastic head band that provides the wearer with a reasonable filter capacity. spraying or the application of certain paints and coating. Particular attention should be made to ropes. • No one glove will offer protection in all situations. The distance of the fall 3. Rev 0. • Respirators • The use of respirators is statuary when the dust particles of material are 5 micron or less in diameter. toxic gases.catalyst loading. Defective items should be withdrawn form Service. etc. Belts must be inspected regularly. the cutting or handling of asbestos. The weight of the man 2. • Nose and face Pads • These are suitable for use in atmosphere which contains nuisance dust. e) Hand Protection • The first consideration in the selection of industrial gloves must be to identify the hazard. The substances include dust. \fumes. an approved respirator must be used. leather or other similar material. large scale grinding. For example the handling of small components will require a high degree of flexibility whilst a glove used to protect against heat may place no emphasis on this requirement. d) Respiratory Protective Equipment • The purpose of providing respirators and any breathing apparatus is to enable personnel to operate and work in atmospheres which contain harmful substances that would prevent them from breathing normally and safely. The amount of impact force developed when arresting a fall depends on three elements: 1. Whenever working in conditions where dust levels or types are known to be harmful. depending on the concentration of particles within the atmosphere. • The suddenness of stopping of all these elements the suddenness of stopping is the most important.

(ii) Impact goggles grade 1 (iii) Impact goggles grade 2 (iv) Protection against molten metals.the primary function of a glove is to provide a barrier between the material we work with and our hands. • The main factor in selecting ear defenders is the frequency of the noise g) Eye Protection Statistics show that approximately 23% of all accidents suffered on company property involve the eyes.) h) Goggles Goggles and spectacles are divided into seven categories which provide specific protection for a given hazard. Measurement of noise levels at different frequencies will identify at what frequency the grater noise is being emitted. f) • Basically. (vii) Protection against gas. Ear Defenders It was previously thought that one type of ear defender was sufficient for all applications. will be dependent on the frequency or the sound source. In almost all the cases the injuries would have been avoided if proper eye protection had been worn.V. U. 15th Dec 2011 Page 4 of 5 . (v) Protection against chemical. (iv) Caused by radiation (intense light. Face shields are sub – divided into 4 classifications: SOP 004. i) Face shield Face shield are intended to protect the face. (i) General purpose industrial protection. known as attention. certain other factors such as ‘the frequency’ should also be taken into consideration when determining the type of protection required. This is particularly essentials when we consider the large numbers of chemicals and oil by – products that we come into contact with daily. To a certain extent this is true however. • The level of protection offered by the ear defenders. provided it offered protection against noise. It is then possible to subtract this figure from the attention charts which accompany each set of ear defenders purchased. (iii) Caused by burns or chemical contamination. (vi) Protection against dust. eye injuries fall into 4 categories: (i) Caused by impact due to flying particles entering the eye. eyes and neck during welding or similar operations. Rev 0. recent research has shown that when selecting ear protection. (ii) Caused by abrasion due to the ingress of dust or some other irritating material.

sparks and particles of metal. Class 2 . Class4 – Covering gas. Maintenance • Goggles spectacles and face masks must be handled carefully in order to prevent scratching of the lenses. and where some protection is required from harmful radiation. together with particles of metals ejected from the arc region. sparks particles of metal together with a risk of electric arcing from tools. involves direct exposure to high intensity radiation.Covering gas welding or cutting which involves direct exposure to harmful radiation. SOP 004. infra red an invisible radiation. which will affect the wearer’s clarity of vision any items which have been misused or damaged .shields arc welding and cutting. involving exposure to large amounts of ultra violet. 6.(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Class 1 – Covering work other than actual welding but in the vicinity of the welding process. Class 3 . 15th Dec 2011 Page 5 of 5 .Covering electrical arc welding and cutting. should be discarded and replacement immediately. Rev 0.