Requirements for protective equipment
Protection: Make sure that the item of protective equipment offers the necessary
Example: Respiratory protection must have the right filters. For instance, dust filters cannot be used if you are working with solvents.
Inconvenience: Protective equipment must not cause more inconvenience than is necessary to allow it to work.
Example: Not everyone can wear the same footwear, so just having one type to choose from is not enough.
Suitability: Protective equipment must be suitable for the task in hand.
Example: If you work somewhere there is water, such as near to or in an excavation, you must wear rubber safety boots and not safety shoes.
Protective equipment must not have more properties than it needs to have,
as extra properties may cause unnecessary inconvenience.