Monday, January 26, 2009

Legal Check - Part 7 "Personal Protective Equipment


The items featured in this series, are those that are the main contributors to accidents in the Construction Industry.

Part 7 "Personal Protective Equipment PPE" - General Safety Regulation 2
  1. Identify all hazards associated with the activities on site.
  2. Remove hazards where possible.
  3. Provide suitable PPE where it is not possible to eliminate the hazard.
  4. Issue the identified PPE free of charge
  5. Instruct employees in the proper use and maintenance of the PPE.
  6. Ensure employees acknowledge receipt of the PPE.
  7. Keep record/register of all PPE issued.
Look out for Part 8 "Electrical Installations and Equipment", which will be featured next week.

Neels Nortje
Health and Safety Manager

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