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.
Departments and offices are responsible for assessing the need of PPE based on their workplace hazards, purchasing PPE, providing training to their staff, monitoring the use of PPE by their staff and maintaining PPE in good working conditions.
In addition, the HSO provides technical specifications of PPE, advises on PPE related issues and arranges training periodically on the proper use of PPE including respirators and fall-arresting devices.
Related Policies / Guidelines
- Ansell Sol-Vex ® 37-175 Gloves Chemical Resistance Guide
- Personal Protective Equipment Handbook – Use & Maintenance (Chinese)
- Personal Protective Equipment Handbook – Use & Maintenance (English)
- Technical Specifications of Personal Protective Equipment
- Topsafe Gloves (Rubberex) # RNF- 15 Chemical Resistance Guide
- 3M Half-face Respirator
- Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Protection of Eyes) Regulations
- Safety at Work - A Guide to Personal Protective Equipment
- A Guide to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Protection of Eyes) Regulations
- Guidance Notes on Classification and Use of Safety Belts and their Anchorage Systems
- Guidance Notes on the Selection, Use and Maintenance of Safety Helmets
- Guidance Notes on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Use and Handling of Chemicals
- OSHC PPE & Safety Equipment Supplier Directory
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