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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is regarded only as the last resort to protect the safety and health of people when other means of protection like elimination of hazards, isolation of hazards and engineering control are not feasible or fully effective.

Generally speaking, PPE covers the following protection:

  • Eye protection
  • Face protection
  • Fall protection
  • Foot protection
  • Hand protection
  • Head protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Respiratory system protection
  • Skin protection

There are regulations from the Labour Department to govern the use of PPE at work.

At PolyU, a PPE Policy is in place to ensure PPE is properly selected, used and maintained.

Through a purchase order under a blanket agreement arranged by the Health, Safety and Environment Office (HSEO) and the use of PPE request forms, PPE with satisfactory performance and relatively lower prices can be purchased from qualified suppliers.

Departments and offices are responsible for assessing the need of PPE based on their workplace hazards, purchasing PPE using request forms, providing training to their staff, monitoring the use of PPE by their staff and maintaining PPE in good working conditions.

In addition, the HSEO provides training on the use of PPE including respirators and fall-arresting devices.

Enquiries

Senior Health, Safety and Environment Manager Mr LEUNG Chun Bong Chris 3400 8389 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Senior Health, Safety and Environment Manager Miss LIM Ka Ling Kitty 3400 8418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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