The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential for health and safety, and offers protection both to service users and carers. PPE is worn in addition to our normal work clothes. Inevitably, the clothes that one wears will become contaminated with microorganisms in the course of the day. However, if PPE is utilised when appropriate then there is little evidence that contamination of clothing plays a major role in the transmission of infection.
PPE we provide includes:
- ♦ Gloves
- ♦ Aprons
- ♦ Face, mouth/eye protection, e.g. masks/goggles/visors.