2.2 Proper use of personal protective equipment

Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Using personal protective equipment (PPE) is like wearing armour to stay safe while cleaning. Here’s how to do it right:

  1. Know Your Gear:
    • Understand what PPE you need for each task. This could include gloves, masks, goggles, or aprons.
  1. Wear It Correctly:
    • Put on your protective gear the right way. Make sure gloves fit well, masks cover your nose and mouth, and goggles shield your eyes.
  1. Change When Needed:
    • If your gear gets dirty or damaged, switch to clean ones. Don’t keep using something that might not protect you.
  1. Dispose Properly:
    • When you’re done, take off your PPE carefully. Dispose of it properly, especially if it’s a one-time-use item like masks or gloves.
  1. Breathable Clothing:
    • If your task involves chemicals or substances that might harm your skin, wear protective clothing that covers your body.
  1. Regular Inspections:
    • Check your gear before starting each task. If something is torn or doesn’t fit well, replace it. You want your PPE in good shape.
  1. Training Matters:
    • Learn how to use each piece of equipment. Proper training ensures you know when and how to wear your protective gear.
  1. Ask for Help:
    • If you’re not sure which gear to use, ask for help. Your safety is important, and there’s no harm in seeking guidance.

Remember, wearing PPE is like putting on a superhero suit – it keeps you safe and ready for any cleaning challenge. So, gear up properly and tackle your tasks with confidence!