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)
Check for outer shell damage (dents, abrasions, etc.)
Look for damaged or missing components.
Check for damage to the ear covers.
Check eye protecting for scratches, melting, etc.
DamagePPE Inspections & Maintenance (NFPA 1581)
Place feet into boots.
Pull up the pants and secure Velcro and clasp.
Pull up suspenders and tighten.
Put on fire resistive hood.
Put on coat.
Connect coat fasteners.
Put on helmet.
Lower ear flaps.
Secure Chin strap.
Put on gloves.PPE
Undo chin strap on helmet
Undo coat fasteners
Remove fire resistant hood
Take off suspenders
Undo pants clasp and Velcro
Remove bunker pants
Place gear in ready position.PPE