The EIG has published new guidance on the use of PPE for explosives operations available here
This publication on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been produced by a working group of the Explosives Industry Group of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on behalf of the explosives industry. Its purpose is to provide information to help persons in the explosives industry comply with legal requirements applying to the selection, procurement, use and disposal of PPE provided for protection against hazards arising from activities involving explosives.
As part of the hierarchy of explosives hazard process control measures PPE comprises the final part of the overall hazards control system. This publication describes some examples of commonly followed practice regarding PPE within the explosives industry. It identifies that a systematic approach to the identification of hazards, the parts of the body that may be harmed, and the selection of PPE comprises industry good practice.
Please note:- The guide includes reference to a Figure of Merit Excel spreadsheet and guide – which will be available shortly from this website.