We have information on this page to help you understand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), when to wear it and how to use it.

How much PPE will I need?

Having the right PPE is important, but so is making sure that your staff are using it properly. Preparing them with some training, access to information and easy to follow guides will minimise wasting PPE. We have some great information here:

Queensland Health provides information around PPE here

Importantly, they have an easy to use infographic guide taking you through the steps of putting on your PPE. You can download and share with your staff, print and provide in kits where staff will need them.

The Australian Department of Health has developed a fact sheet with interim advice on care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease that includes use of PPE and a fact sheet on when to use PPE in Aged Care.

 

Putting on and taking off your PPE – doing these right matters

When situations arise where you need to wear PPE, it’s important that you wear it correctly. There is a process for putting it on and taking it off that is easy to learn and remember.

Watch a video

These videos located on the Australian Department of Health safe use of PPE webpage for Influenza pandemic planning are great to share with your staff, show at team meetings and discuss. They include:

  • Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (11mins) 
  • Removing Personal Protective Equipment (6 mins) 
  • Selection and Fit testing of P2 or N95 respirator masks (11 mins)  

The Department of Health has a suite of downloadable pages around key topics that you and your staff delivery services need to know.

How to fit and remove a protective gown 
How to fit and remove a surgical mask 
How to fit and remove personal protective equipment in the correct order 
How to fit and remove protective eyewear 
How to fit and remove protective gloves 
How to wash and dry hands 

Prevention and mitigation measures are key! The best things you can do is:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Practise social distancing
  • Practise respiratory hygiene.

 

CSIA Industry Hotline 1800 027 420

Didn't find the resources you need? We want to hear from you about your organisation's specific needs.

Help shape the Industry and State Government’s response to COVID-19 through the CSIA Industry Hotline. In one call you can share your organisation’s challenge, what you are doing around business continuity and pandemic planning, as well as workforce planning and engaging with your clients as the situation evolves.  
 
The CSIA Industry Hotline on 1800 027 420 is now open Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5pm for your input, to answer some key questions and to also access a Q&A service of information, resources, tools and referrals.