Protective clothing - what you should know
Use a protective suit for your own safety - and choose the correct suit based on the risk of the work and the possibility of injury.
Assess the task based on these three categories:
- Minimal risk where you can fully identify risks and where only superficial injury might occur, such as regular cleaning and gardening.
- Moderate risk where you can immediately identify the risk and where there is a risk of permanent, non-life threatening injuries.
- High risk where you either do not have any means of assessing how hazardous the work is and/or whether it carries a risk of serious harm/fatality such as from chemicals exposure.
Wearing a reflective vest and a coverall could save your life
Proper protective wear is more important than you might think – in fact, it's vital.
With the right clothing for the job, you achieve protection against e.g. chemicals, aerosols, viruses/bacteria and particulate contaminants.