What is PPE and when should we use it?
The term is defined in § 1, item 7 of the additional provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act and states that "Personal protective equipment" is any device or equipment designed to be worn or used by the working person in order to protect him from one or more possible dangers threatening his health and safety at work, as well as any addition, accessory or special working apparel designed for the same purpose.
Personal protective equipment is used when it is impossible to take other measures or they have already been applied, but they are not sufficient, in case of emergency and / or maintenance.
How is the need for PPE determined?
The source of information on the need for personal protective equipment is the performed risk assessment.