OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 228 Duty to use personal protective equipment

(1) If the hazard assessment indicates the need for personal protective equipment, an employer must ensure that

(a) workers wear personal protective equipment that is correct for the hazard and protects workers,

(b) workers properly use and wear the personal protective equipment,

(c) the personal protective equipment is in a condition to perform the function for which it was designed, and

(d) workers are trained in the correct use, care, limitations and assigned maintenance of the personal protective equipment.

(2) A worker must

(a) use and wear properly the appropriate personal protective equipment specified in this Code in accordance with the training and instruction received,

(b) inspect the personal protective equipment before using it, and

(c) not use personal protective equipment that is unable to perform the function for which it is designed.

(3) An employer must ensure that the use of personal protective equipment does not itself endanger the worker.