When choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job the selection processes must include consultation with users and their representatives and should also include:
· a detailed evaluation of the risk and performance requirements for the PPE
· compatibility of PPE items where more than one type of PPE is required (for example ear muffs with a hard hat)
· consultation with the supplier to ensure PPE is suitable for the work and workplace conditions, and
· preference for PPE that complies with the relevant Australian Standard or equivalent standard.