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Video: PPE For Safe Use Of Mobile Wood Chippers

Requirement for the wearing of PPE

The AFAG Guide 604 for wood chippers recommends a minimum requirement for the wearing of PPE.

Always wear a safety helmet. It should be fitted with suitable hearing protection and a mesh visor or safety spectacles to protect the eyes.

Wear sturdy work gloves to protect from thorns, splinters and general injury to the hands.

They should have cuffs long enough for the sleeves to be tucked inside so snagging of clothing does not occur.

Always wear non snag outer clothing that fits closely to the body.

Hi visibility clothing should always be worn.

Ensure steel toe capped boots are always worn they should have good ankle support and adequate grip to prevent slips.

A personal first aid kit must always be carried when carrying out this work.

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Always carry our a risk assessment before work commences.

 

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