When do I need to use PPE?

Fundamentally the employment of PPE is the last course of action when there are risks to health and safety which are not able to be adequately controlled in other ways. On their own, items of PPE do very little to prevent accidents happening. They only really come into action once the accident has happened, at this point the items of PPE can serve as protection to reduce harmful consequences.


How should I use PPE?

When it has been deemed necessary to employ PPE as the final method for reducing the likelihood of harm, the PPE should be used in conjunction with a safe system of work.

All PPE should be used following the instructions and parameters provided by the manufacturer. The user should be trained/appropriately guided and their competency confirmed in using the PPE correctly in a setting that it is designed to be used in.


What are the regulations regarding PPE?

Examples of the regulations associated with the use and application of PPE include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
  • The Control of Lead at Work Regulations
  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations



What support is there to help with my PPE?

We provide a range of services to provide your PPE management solutions.

Our services can be bespoke to your specific business size and the nature of the undertakings.

Examples of areas that we can help you:

  • Preventative and protective measures
  • Purchasing
  • Safe systems of work
  • Storage advice
  • Recording/tracking items
  • Training
  • Inspection
  • Discard procedures

The maintenance and storage of items of PPE and their condition to remain fit for purpose is an essential part of the management procedures.


Let us help you to keep things safe, simple and compliant