Personal Protective Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance is essential to ensure PPE continues to provide the necessary level of protection.

  • Look for broken or damaged components before using PPE and repair or replace it as needed.
  • Replace PPE that has expired or reached its usable lifespan.
  • Clean reusable PPE after use and store in a clean area such as a cupboard, drawer or resealable container.
  • Report broken, damaged or contaminated PPE.

(source: https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/creating-safe-work/managing-risks/personal-protective-equipment-ppe)