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Personal Protective Equipment

hse_topics_icon_hse_topics_icon_15Personal 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 Forms

For other file format of H&S Forms, please refer to H&S Forms webpage under Staff & Student Corner


Senior Health and Safety Manager
Mr CHEUNG Chi-yeung Alex


Senior Health and Safety Manager
Mr YAN Ka-fai Alfred

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