Types of PPE

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Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Lorry Banksman

High-Visibility Clothing

Definition: High-visibility clothing, also known as "hi-vis", ensures visibility in various lighting conditions.

Role: Crucial for Banksman to be visible to lorry drivers and workers, reducing collision risks.

Selection Tips:

  • Fitting: Should fit well without restricting movement.
  • Weather Suitability: Choose waterproof or breathable options based on weather conditions.
  • Maintenance: Keep clean and replace if faded or damaged.

Safety Footwear

Definition: Designed to protect feet from various hazards like heavy objects and slippery surfaces.

Role: Helps prevent foot injuries from moving vehicles, dropped loads, or slips.

Selection Tips:

  • Comfort: Ensure comfortable fit for extended wear.
  • Slip Resistance: Look for slip-resistant soles.
  • Environmental Suitability: Choose waterproof or insulated options as needed.

Safety Gloves

Definition: Protect hands from cuts, abrasions, burns, and exposure to harmful substances.

Role: Provides hand protection while guiding lorries or handling equipment.

Selection Tips:

  • Type Selection: Choose appropriate gloves for specific hazards.
  • Dexterity: Ensure proper fit and allow for sufficient dexterity.
  • Maintenance: Replace damaged or worn-out gloves.