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Hazards + Types Of Personal Protective Equipment
Risk Hazards Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes Chemical / Metal splash, dust, Safety goggles, face shields,
projectiles, gas, radiation. visors.
Head Impact from falling or flying A range of helmets
objects, head hitting, hair
Breathing Dust, Vapour, Gas Disposable filtering face-piece
or respirator, breathing
Protecting The Body Temperature extremes, Conventional or disposable
adverse weather, chemical / overalls, boiler suits, specialist
metal splash, spray from clothing. E.g. High Visibility
pressure leaks. Entanglement
Hands + Arms Abrasion, temperature Gloves, gauntlets, mitts, wrist-
extremes, cuts and puncture, cuffs, armlets.
chemicals, electric shock,
Feet + Legs Wet, Electrostatic build up, cuts Safety Boots / Shoes with
and puncture, falling objects, protective shoe caps and
metal and chemical splash. penetration resistant mid sole.
Not Suitable For Children Under 3 Years (36 Months)
Irritant To Skin And Eyes
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Standard Health And Safety Signs
Health + Safety Signage Example
Prohibition Signs These are used to prohibit actions to prevent
personal injury but also the risk of fire.
Mandatory Signs This shows an action that must be taken e.g.
Wearing safety goggles.…read more