PPE Safety Starter Kit (Economy Bundle)
A PPE value kit with the essentials for personal protection equipment required for patio cleaning, stone sealing, tarmac sealing and more. The safety kit bundle comprises:
- 1x Safety goggles (CE EN 166 1 B Certified)
- 1x FFP3 Standard Particulate Respirator Mask (CE EN 149: 2001 + A1:2009)
- 1x Pair of Disposable Latex Gloves (Certified to EN455 parts 1, 2 and 3)
We wholeheartedly recommend purchasing one of these kits with any purchase of any premium Universeal cleaner or sealant, and if you don’t already have these items, then definitely add this to your basket!
What is PPE?
PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets and hard hats, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. Hearing protection and respiratory protective equipment are also subject to specific regulations that apply to them depending on the use cases. However, these items need to be compatible with any other PPE provided.
The hazards and types of PPE
Hazards: Chemical or metal splash, dust, projectiles, gas and vapour, radiation.
Options: Safety spectacles, goggles, face-shields, visors.
Note: Make sure the eye protection has the right combination of impact/dust/splash/molten metal eye protection for the task and fits the user properly.
Hazards: Impact from falling or flying objects, risk of head bumping, hair entanglement.
Options: A range of helmets, hard hats and bump caps.
Note: Some safety helmets incorporate or can be fitted with specially-designed eye or hearing protection. Don’t forget neck protection, eg scarves for use during welding. Do not use head protection if it is damaged – replace it.
Hazards: Dust, vapour, gas, oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Options: Disposable filtering face-piece or respirator, half- or full-face respirators, air-fed helmets, breathing apparatus.
Note: The right type of respirator filter must be used as each is effective for only a limited range of substances. Where there is a shortage of oxygen or any danger of losing consciousness due to exposure to high levels of harmful fumes, only use breathing apparatus – never use a filtering cartridge. Filters only have a limited life; when replacing them or any other part, check with the manufacturer’s guidance and ensure the correct replacement part is used. If you are using respiratory protective equipment, look at HSE’s publication Respiratory protective equipment at work: A practical guide.
Protecting the body
Hazards: Temperature extremes, adverse weather, chemical or metal splash, spray from pressure leaks or spray guns, impact or penetration, contaminated dust, excessive wear or entanglement of own clothing.
Options: Conventional or disposable overalls, boiler suits, specialist protective clothing, eg chain-mail aprons, high-visibility clothing.
Note: The choice of materials includes flame-retardant, anti-static, chain mail, chemically impermeable, and high-visibility. Don’t forget other protection, like safety harnesses or life jackets.