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PPE Safety Checklists

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be used to protect against physical harm for hazards that cannot be eliminated or controlled. PPE safety primarily involves:

  1. Identifying the uncontrollable hazard
  2. Choosing the appropriate PPE
  3. Checking the PPE is in good condition and being used correctly

Regular self-inspections can help identify tasks that require PPE, ensure staff are using the right equipment and reduce overall harm. Learn more about the common categories of PPE, the associated tasks and hazards and what to look out for during inspections.

iAuditor is the world’s most powerful inspection app and can be used to conduct regular PPE self inspections. Get started with this free customizable PPE checklist to find out how you can prevent accidents at work.

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PPE Safety Checklist

This free PPE checklist can be used by managers and safety officials to select the appropriate equipment to reduce hazards identified at work. Start by recording nature of work and potential hazards that may be in contact with body parts. The template then prompts the inspector to describe the hazard, state the required PPE and check the condition of the PPE by capturing photo evidence. Lastly, it summarizes the inspection by providing recommendations. Use iAuditor to perform more efficient PPE inspections by taking photos of defects and generate quality reports on-site.

Accident Injury Report Form

This accident injury report template can be used to document workplace accidents. A detailed accident record can help determine if the PPE being used is sufficient and effective. Start by recording information of the injured person, injury details contributing factors and recommendations. You may also include emergency services involved, hospitalization information and witness statements. Use iAuditor to take photo evidence of the injury and track accident location. Browse for other free incident report sample templates

How to perform PPE safety checks

1. Head Protection

PPE includes hard hats and headgears and should be required for tasks than can cause any force or object falling to the head. When performing head protection safety checks, ensure that there are no dents or deformities on the shell and connections are tightened inside. Do not store in direct sunlight and always replace a hard hat if it was used for any kind of impact, even if damage is unnoticeable.

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2. Face and Eye Protection

PPE includes safety goggles and face shields and should be used for tasks that can cause loss of vision and an eye, burns, splashes, sprays of toxic liquids etc. When conducting equipment safety checks, ensure that there are no cracks or deformities on the lenses, ensure the strap is in good working order and is firmly sealed to the cheek and forehead.

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3. Foot Protection

PPE includes knee pads and safety boots and should be used for tasks that can cause serious foot and leg injuries from falling or rolling objects, hot substances, electrical hazards and slippery surfaces. Use boots with slip-resistant soles that protect against compression and impact.

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4. Hands Protection

PPE includes safety gloves and should be used for tasks that can cause hand and skin burns, absorption of harmful substances, cuts, fractures or amputations. When inspecting hand protection equipment, ensure that they fit perfectly with no spaces and are free from cuts, burns and chemical residue. Always replace them if any sign of contamination was observed.

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5. Body Protection

PPE includes safety vests and suits and should be used for tasks that can cause body injuries from extreme temperatures, flames and sparks, toxic chemicals, insect bites and radiation. Ensure that they are clean and free from cuts and burns. Always get a good fit to ensure full body protection.

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6. Hearing Protection

PPE includes ear muffs and plugs and should be used for tasks than can cause hearing problems and loss of hearing. When ensuring hearing safety, the equipment must fit the ear canal perfectly. Recommended types include formable earplugs to fit on different sizes of ear canals.

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7. Fall Protection

PPE includes safety harnesses and lanyards and should be strictly used for task that can cause falling from heights and serious injury or death. When inspecting equipment, ensure that the straps are free from tears, deformities and burn marks and buckles are connected securely and tightly. It is very important to dispose them if used after a falling incident.

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8. Respiratory Protection

PPE includes respirators and should be used for task that can cause inhalation of harmful materials to enter the body. When conducting respiratory protection safety, ensure that the equipment is fit-tested and the employee has undergone proper training before wearing one.

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