Personal Protective Equipment

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Learn about the importance of personal protective equipment in masonry.

This video is part of a series that has been created to give instructions on masonry to complete beginners.

Music Dan-O at Danosongs.com / Incompetech.com

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In this video you will learn about Personal Protective Equipment

PPE, short for Personal Protective Equipment, refers to protective garments or equipment that help a worker avoid injuries and infections, ensuring occupational safety at the site.

Commonly used safety equipments in masonry are Reflective Jackets, Safety Goggles, Safety Helmets, Safety Gloves, Safety shoes and Dust Mask

A Safety Helmet is worn to avoid head injuries.

Safety goggles are used when working in the presence of airborne particles. It is useful when chiseling walls, cutting bricks or surface finishing.

A dust mask is necessary to protect the worker from dust when working with cement or when cleaning a dusty area.

A Reflective Jacket is a flame retardant vest made of a bright fluorescent fabric with reflective stripes.

The high visibility colour ensures that a worker is easily seen by his co-workers and others in the work area.

They are usually designed with mesh so that it remains breathable during work.

Safety gloves are useful when working with electrical wires, cement, bricks and sharp or heavy tools.

Safety shoes provide a better grip on slippery surfaces and prevent the worker from stepping on nails or molten material on the floor. They also contain a steel guard that protects the toes from heavy objects.

Before using any of your safety equipment, ensure that they are not damaged in any way.

You have now learned about Personal Protective Equipment.

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