DAY 5. Proper PPE. There is to be NO non issued PPE to be worn while on duty. FRA Policy 9.1.1 Follow proper procedures to have equipment tested through R&D committee. DFR 5.1.1. PWC PPE Audit. Helmets: 636 Checked 30 Found damaged to the point of being out of service. 79 missing
Inspect inner and outer layers for tears, rips, cuts, and punctures.
Check for missing hardware.
Look for missing or damaged reflective trim.
Look for thermal damage charring, burn holes, melting, discoloration on inside and outside.
Check for leakage indicating potential moisture barrier damage.
Damage PPE Inspections & Maintenance (NFPA 1581)