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.