PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Helps to Avoid Health Complications from Explosions and Fires

DENIOS is the expert for environmentally friendly storage and safe handling of hazardous materials. Another vital aspect of daily production is the protection of human life. Combining safety, efficiency, and effectiveness, DENIOS offers both safety equipment and practical assistance for day-to-day operations. Personal Protection Equipment by DENIOS includes Breathing Protection and Intrinsically Safe Lights. These are essential in order to avoid health complications and explosions and fires.

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE for short, is any equipment designed to be used or worn by workers to protect themselves against hazards to their safety and health. DENIOS offers a wide range of PPE equipment that ensure your employees are protected from dangers in the workplace.

It is essential that employees follow the correct health and safety procedures and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment when carrying out specific tasks to reduce the risk of injury at work. As an employer, it is your duty to provide them with the correct products and training to enable them to remain safe at work. As an employer, you must provide them with the correct products and training to enable them to remain safe at work. 

Which categories of personal protective equipment are there?

The Personal Protective Equipment Directive provides for product classification into three categories.

PPE category I (low risk): This category includes those personal protective equipment where it is assumed that the user himself or herself can assess the effectiveness against minor risks and the effect of which, when they occur gradually, is perceived by the user in a timely and safe manner (ex: gloves)

PPE category II (medium risks): This category includes all personal protective equipment not classified under category I or category III (ex: safety helmets, protective footwear, earmuffs)

PPE category III (high risks) : Category III includes complex personal protective equipment intended to protect against fatal hazards or serious and irreversible damage to health, and where the user cannot be expected to detect the immediate effects of the hazard in time (ex: respiratory protective equipment, personal protective equipment for protection against falls).

What does not belong to personal protective equipment?

Not all protective equipment or work clothing must be added to the PPE. This includes:

  • Workwear and uniforms that are not specifically designed to protect the safety and health of workers
  • Equipment for emergency and rescue services
  • Personal protective equipment for the armed forces, civil protection, federal and state police and other facilities serving public security or public order
  • Personal protective equipment for road traffic, as far as they are subject to traffic regulations
  • Sports equipment
  • Self-defense and deterrent
  • Portable devices for the detection and signaling of hazards and hazardous substances