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Demonstrate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and when to use it

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Your employer must provide you with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as instruction, policies, procedures and training so that you can perform your job role safely.

There are many types of PPE including:

  • Uniforms
  • Disposable aprons
  • Disposable gloves – people that are allergic to latex gloves should be offered an alternative
  • Eye protection such as googles
  • Hearing protection such as ear defenders or ear plugs
  • Masks to cover mouth and nose to prevent infection via respiration

You should be able to demonstrate how to use any PPE provided by your employer in line with their agreed ways of working.

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