You and your site employer

Lesson Progress:
What your site and employer should do for you
1.Make sure that respiratory (breathing) hazards (such as dust, fumes and vapours) are either removed completely or minimised.
2.Provide equipment and systems to make sure that exposures to respiratory hazards are reduced to the lowest level possible.
3.Provide information, instruction and training on the hazards and controls (such as on-tool extraction and wet cutting methods).
4.Issue you with the correct respiratory protective equipment (RPE) needed to protect your health, and train you how to properly check it, wear it, clean it, store it and look after it, and tell you what to do if it is damaged or lost.
What you should do for your site and employer
1.Make sure you know what respiratory hazards are and how they can damage your long-term health.
2.Use any equipment provided to make the task safer (such as on-tool extraction methods).
3.Follow the safe system of work given for the tasks you are carrying out.
4.Look after and wear your RPE properly, and replace it, including any disposable filters, as necessary.
5.Ask, if in any doubt, and report any changes in your health or problems with protective equipment.