Personal Protective Equipment Policy by Megadox

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- The Policy sets out the procedures that must be followed by all personnel with respect to the use and care of personal protective equipment issued for their use.
- It contains a list of the types of equipment supplied and the purposes of each.
- The file also contains a Check-in ⁄ Check-out list, so that equipment can be signed out for use and signed back in upon its return.
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									                         PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Field personnel are issued individual personal safety and protective equipment. This equipment
is to be carried at all times when proceeding on project, is to be kept in good condition, and worn
or used in the manner for which it is intended. Any loss or damage is to be rectified by the
employee at the earliest opportunity. The equipment is also to be used when onshore if the nature
of the work makes this prudent.

The list of equipment currently provided is given below and will be revised as necessary to
comply with particular project requirements or guidelines. Additional equipment is to be
supplied for special purposes, to comply with particular contracts or at the discretion of the
Company. Such additional equipment may be classified as “Personal” or “Company”.

Safety Boots
Industrial boots with weather-resistant uppers, toe protection from weights and slip, chemical
and heat-resistant soles.

Hard Hat
Standard approved. This must be worn during crane and other operations where overhead
hazards are identified, as well as when an employee is working above another employee, and at
all times when outside the accommodation areas on work vessels, camps and barges.

Safety Glasses
Standard approved for use with chemicals or hazardous substances, or during grinding, chipping
or scraping. When working on decks of all work vessels.

Safety Gloves
Two types: rigger’s gloves for handling ropes and general work gloves.

Safety Clothing
One pair of flotation coveralls, to be worn at all times when working on decks of all vessels.

A record of equipment issued to individuals is to be kept by the Operations Manager/Supervisor.
Field Staff are to sign the record upon issue of equipment.

The Operations Manager/Supervisor and Party Chiefs are to carry out spot checks of personal
safety equipment. Any defective, ineffective or missing equipment are to be investigated by the
Operations Manager/Supervisor, and may result in disciplinary action being taken against the
individual concerned.
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Non-Personal Equipment
Certain items of equipment are specific to location or to activity, and may include:

       (a)     Harnesses
       (b)     Life-jackets
       (c)     Ear protectors
       (d)     Anti-chemical aprons, gloves, boots, etc.
       (e)     Survival suits.

Harnesses and life-jackets are included in geophysical vessels’ equipment and their use is
covered in the vessels’ local instructions. Harnesses are to be worn when working near open
railing, in conditions when excessive water is coming onboard, when work is to be conducted
outboard of ship’s side, and at all other times where a potential hazard exists.

Safety equipment held in workshops is to be inspected at least once per month. Items not in good
order, or missing, are to be replaced at once.

It is every employee’s duty to ensure equipment issued fits properly, and that every employee
knows how to use their equipment properly. Any problems should be reported to the Party Chief
or Safety Supervisor IMMEDIATELY.
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