A PPE checklist helps to ensure safety in the workplace. Performing a PPE test with a digital formulator makes the workplace safer.
Use this template to select the appropriate PPE by identifying the hazards at work.Download template
This OSHA PPE Checklist contains 17 general inspection items to determine the need of PPE in protecting the workers.Download template
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the clothing or equipment designed to protect workers from physical hazards at the workplace. A PPE checklist helps safety officers and other employees to check whether the protective equipment is faultless and in good condition. If defects are found, corrective action can be initiated immediately. A regular PPE inspection with a checklist also reveal frequently occurring defects that can be rectified by further measures.
Workplace safety should start with a strong assessment of workplace risks. Once the hazards and risks have been accurately identified, a plan to prioritise and reduce the risk of injury is developed and presented. Useful tools for conducting an assessment include the risk assessment and the job safety analysis.
If safety officers have discovered health risks for employees with the help of a checklist in the working processes, then protective measures must be prioritized according to the S-T-O-P principle:
In accordance with the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health, PPE may only be used after all alternatives have been examined. Only when the use of other, higher-ranking protective measures can be ruled out should the following PPE categories be reviewed for their necessity within the company.
Step 1: Create a free Lumiform account to get started.
Step 2: Download and adapt a template for the PPE checklist.
Step 3: Install the Lumiform app on your smartphone or tablet and perform an inspection.
Step 4: Take photos, perform actions and create reports automatically via the mobile device.
Step 5: Invite teammates, save time, make work places safer and save lives.
With Lumiform's mobile app, every safety officer can easily perform the PPE inspection using a digital form. The desktop software is used to create checklists and evaluate the collected data. This significantly reduces the risk of PPE defects, documentation errors and damage to reputation.
The easy communication with all team members and stakeholders allows significantly more efficient internal processes and faster resolution of incidents. Loss of working hours due to sick or injured employees are very expensive. With Lumiform's digital solution, companies protect their employees and avoid productivity losses and lost wages by maintaining full visibility in real-time.
The use of a digital checklist for PPE enables: