PPE Compliance

  • Unique Product Identification
  • Annual Audit of PPE
  • Garment Condition Reports
  • Professional Laundry and Decontamination by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Fit for Purpose Re Testing for PPE Clothing
  • High Quality Repairs by OEM
  • Quick Turnaround Time

Legislation requires employers to safeguard the health & safety of their employees at work. In the United Kingdom this obligation falls under the Health & Safety at Work Regulations which for protective clothing were enshrined in the PPE at Work Regulations 1992.

In terms of protective clothing, this places an obligation on employers to provide employees with PPE which not only meets specified safety standards for the relevant occupation but remains fit for purpose throughout its service life. This places a responsibility on the employer to regularly monitor, inspect and maintain any PPE worn by employees.

At Bell, we provide a comprehensive facility for organisations to ensure compliance with the Regulations through a suite of bespoke solutions that match your budget and your requirements.

Service options can include:

  • Periodic PPE inspection
  • Cleaning and specialist decontamination services
  • Garment repair service
  • Service History Tracking

Whatever your requirements, contact us to discuss in more detail.

If your Bell Apparel garments are being laundered by a third party remember that this may invalidate your product warranty.

The following gives a guide to our recommendations:

Instructions for cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, maintenance and servicing and storage

Cleaning, disinfection and decontamination

Machine
Wash
Do Not
Bleach
Iron
Cool
Do Not
Dry Clean
Warm
Tumble Dry

 

To ensure long term performance, clean at a maximum 40°C reduced action wash in a computer-controlled, programmable industrial machine at Bell Apparel Ltd or at a service facility approved by Bell Apparel Ltd.

Use only near neutral, non-ionic detergent.  Close all zips and fasteners before washing.  Not suitable for domestic tumble drying or tunnel drying.  Suitable for temperature controlled commercial tumble dry at maximum 60°C to partially dry, then air dry.  Garments should be tumble/air dried lining side out.

Disinfection or decontamination of garments must only be carried out by Bell Apparel Ltd or by trained experts at a service facility approved by Bell Apparel Ltd.

Maintenance and Servicing

The wearer should carry out regular inspections to detect obvious damage, deterioration and contamination.  The garment should then be sent to Bell Apparel Ltd or to a service facility approved by Bell Apparel Ltd for cleaning and inspection by a trained and competent person.

Do not attempt to modify or self-repair this garment.  Do not iron reflective tape.  Repairs should only be carried out by Bell Apparel Ltd or a service facility approved by Bell Apparel Ltd.

Damaged, incorrect fitting or contaminated garments can present a risk to the wearer.  Continued fitness for purpose is dependent on inspection and maintenance in accordance with EU Directive 89/656/EEC, transposed into UK Law as the PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Storage

This garment should be stored in a clean, dry and ventilated place away from direct vehicle fume sources. After use, it must be dried before placing back in storage.

Product Warranty claims will not be accepted where these instructions have not been fully adhered to.