Personal protective equipment
Personal protective equipment The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a specialized piece of clothing or an equipment worn by workers for protection against safety hazards. PPE is designed to protect different parts of the body: eyes (e.g. goggles), head (e.g. helmets), face (e.g. face shields), hands (e.g. gloves) and feet (e.g. boots). The wearing of a PPE can offer protection against: - Electrical risks by preventing direct or indirect contact with live conductors; - Mechanical risks acting as a protection shield of the body against elements that might cause injuries; - Explosions caused by electrical arc flash.