PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is important because it protect or shield workers body from electrical hazards when on a worksite by reducing exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries, illnesses or infection.
It includes items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, hard hats, high-visibility clothing, safety glasses and shoes, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
PPE is considered as a last defensive structure between the workers and a danger. PPE always needed when there is a hazard but try to control safety risk and hazards at first place. The limitation of PPE is it doesn’t wipe out the risk at the source and may result in workers being presented to the danger if the Personal Protective Equipment fails.