Risk at Work – Personal protective equipment (PPE)
PPE issued in relation to COVID-19 should only be issued when the risk assessment shows it is necessary.
All PPE issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19 should be:
- correctly fitted, taking into account any impairment or health condition, as well as body shape
- located close to the point of use
- stored to prevent contamination in a clean/dry area until required for use (expiry dates must be adhered to)
- changed immediately after each patient and/or following completion of a procedure or task
- disposed of after use into the correct waste bin/stream.
Covid-19 Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Where a risk assessment shows a need for PPE, the equipment you will get depends on what you do, with whom and where you are working. For many staff, this will consist of items such as gloves and aprons. Those more at risk may require masks and face/eye protection. PPE issued in relation to COVID-19 should only be issued when the risk assessment shows it is necessary.
IWGO 001 – Gown std
Standard surgical gown.
IWGO 002 – Surgical gown
IWGO 003 – Tyvek suit
White hooded coverall with external stitched “smart” seams with 3 piece hood, auto-lock zip and zip flap, elasticated hood, cuffs and ankles with glued-in waist elastic.
IW3P 001 - 3 ply disposable mask (non med).CE certified.Standard 3-ply surgical face masks with ear loops.
IW3P 002 - 3 ply disposable mask (med). CE certified.
IW3P 003 - 3 ply disposable mask (med sterile).CE + FDA certifiedThese medical sterile masks offer further protection than a standard mask as they block potentially-infected droplets from entering the respiratory system.
IWFM 001 - FFP2 premium grade mask.CE certified.The FFP2 face masks are filtering masks that are recommended when protection of the respiratory system is needed. They are FFP2 grade (N95/KN95 equivalent) and meet the guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO). They are recommended for use by the WHO during outbreaks of SARS, Avian Flu and Coronavirus.
IWFM 002 - FFP3 Surgical premium gradeindividually sterile wrapped mask.CE certifiedThese hygiene face masks are unvalved filtering masks that are recommended when the protection of the respiratory system is needed. They are FFP3/N99 grade and offer more protection thanFFP1 or FFP2 masks. They meet the guidance from theWorld Health Organisation (WHO) and are recommended for use by the WHO during outbreaks of SARS, Avian Flu and Coronavirus
IWFM 003 - Protective face shieldClear PET material resistant against the effect of most acids, alcohol, and other corrosive substances. The face shield is anti-mist, flexible, comfortable to wear and can be adjusted to any head size.
To all health care workers, first responders, supermarket employees, pharmacists, petrol station workers, and any other individual that is working to protect our health and help us maintain our daily lives, THANK YOU.