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    Employers responsibilities for implementing a Personal Protective Equipment Programme

    Mark Bellew 18 Jul 2016

    Employers responsibilities for implementing a Personal Protective Equipment Programme

    Employers must implement a PPE programme where they cannot remove the hazards by any other means.

    Employers must:

    • Assess the workplace for hazards
    • Implement engineering controls and work practices to eliminate or reduce the hazards before using PPE.
    • If hazards are still present, select appropriate PPE to protect employees
    • Inform employees why PPE is necessary, how and when it must be worn
    • Train employees how to use and care for their PPE
    • Require employees to wear selected PPE
    • Introduce a program for issue and replacement.
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