Personal Protective Equipment for a Compliance Factory

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) not provided to the workers and factory does not ensure that it is being used by them, such as active carbon organic vapour dust masks, gloves, chain mail gloves, safety glasses, rubber mat, ear plug, boots (e.g. washing plant) …

masks/scarves not provided for all workers especially thread sucking machine operator, knitting operator, cutting & sewing section (should be 100%), overlock operators, fusing section etc.

To have a control on issue and proper maintenance of PPE so that these are used where needed. Ear plugs not provided for thread sucking operators.

A survey of requirement of PPE to be made. bandknife machines does not have 2 steel chain mail gloves provided only one (should have 2 as it is a 2 hand operation)electrical iron operators do not stand on rubber mats rubber mat not used in front of panel board in main electric panel room

embroidery operators do not use ear plugs A safety representatives is responsible to see that workforce under him are issued with the proper PPE and acknowledgment obtained on the proforma attached. spray operators do not use hand gloves no PPE manual distributed to workers

The safety Representative is to ensure that these are used and maintained properly. metal gloves found torn An inspector to be appointed for regular checks and reporting to the Site Safety Coordiantor. health & safety training is not recorded

broken needle register not available (covering sewing needles, hand sewing needles, mending needles, tag guns etc.)

  • Head Protectors
  • Eye & Face Protection
  • Footwear
  • Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Equipment
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Safety Harness
  • Hand Protection
  • Control Over PPE
  • To ensure that the standard & procedure set for the element / item for which you have been appointed as an Inspector are fully followed and necessary records are kept by the person entrusted for the above said item.
  • You will carry out monthly inspections and submit report to the Safety Coordinator which will be discussed at the Safety Committee Meetings.
  • sharp tool policy not in place and not effective, incl. records for the use of tag guns and their needles. Any sharp tools should be counted in and out on a daily basis (incl. tweezers).
  • clippers, scissors, knitting needles (for fault marking) found unattached to workstation and no positive daily release system in place
  • razor blade found in winding section
  • pin used to mark button position
  • contaminated products (based on metal detection check) not kept in a segregated area away from production and procedure not in place for their safe disposal
  • areas not found in approved building plan e.g. dining area
  • approval missing for construction of certain areas of the building e.g. additional floors
  • Building Stability Certificate missing
  • last upper stair found much higher than other stairs i.e. double, needs to be even
  • electrical control panels blocked e.g. in dining area
  • electrical installations not checked periodically in a scheduled and recorded manner
  • electric wires used without plug
  • no safety cover installed for some switches
  • DB , electric supply channel board and electric switchboards are made of wood, should rather be steel or anything similar that is non-flammable
  • no danger sign posted on electrical panel boards
  • elevator operator’s permit not up-to-date and not available at the factory for inspection
  • workers insurance policies not kept up to date
  • no workers participation and welfare fund to share benefit
  • noise risk assessment not undertaken to avoid e.g. excessive noise of generator near production area
  • diesel barrels not stored separately and not protected to avoid accidents
  • cartons/items kept above 6 feet high, e.g. in fabric and finished goods store. Factory should indicate height limit in relevant areas to avoid going above.
  • factory does not take care of the safety issues where security guards take rest (i.e. first aid boxes, fire fighting equipment, drinking water, other basic health & safety needs) – no instruction found posted regarding loose clothing, jewellery or long hair near moving machinery


  • no MSDS displayed where chemicals are stored and used (chemical store room, spot removal room)
  • spot removing operator not aware of hazards of spot removing agents
  • chemicals are not labelled with warning sign/safety label (i.e. alcohol, scrap oil, solvents) and are not segregated and stored safely
  • chemicals not stored in secondary container (e.g. diesel oil drums, chemical containers in spot removal rooms, chemical storage area of washing section)
  • no spot cleaning room (there should be one for each finishing section)
  • spot cleaning rooms without eye wash station (wash basin) and proper ventilation
  • spot cleaning room found not fully covered (no door or door open during working hours)
  • No water connection at eye wash station
  • No exhaust fan at spot removal room or common chemical store room   
  • PPE missing in chemical store
  • Summery
  • Personal Protective Equipment detergents of washing plant stored at goods in storage area, should be kept in laundry area or other safe, separate location . diesel barrels are kept without protection

Electrical, Mechanical, Protective Equipment

Traffic Signs, Symbolic Safety Signs

To ensure that all work areas are suitably designated by international symbolic signs and informatory signs.


  • Survey the site and position the symbolic signs.
  • Provide a key board at a prominent place.
  • Train the workforce in the meaning of the signs.
  • Follow to be maintained properly.

Some PPE

Goggles Safety Grinding, Chipping, Turning, Handling Caustic, Soda, TCE, Blended Powder, Silicates, Slug wool. Perlite.
Leather Hand Gloves Carbide Drums Handling, Grinding Chipping & Turning, Liquid Product, LO LN Handling, for cylinder handling during filling & Loading/unloading trucks, during maintenance jobs at all works.
Rubber Hand Gloves Handling Caustic Soda, Acids, Cleaning agents acidic or basic.
Certified Hand Gloves LT & HT Electrical Lines and Equipment by Electricians
Gum boots Handling caustic soda, Acid, DA filing racks & areas, Sludge pits.
Safety Belts Working at heights above 8ft and in confined spaces
Helmets Where constructions are in progress and when ASU Condenser above under Maintenance
Hearing Protection For Entry into Generator Room, During Punching of Test Marks.
Face Protection Hot Water Handling, Liquid Oxygen /Nitrogen Handling.

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