Electrical Personal Protective Equipment

Learn about and define personal protective equipment.


Review of the lessons, Working Safely with Electricity and Electrical Shock is recommended.


This is the fourth lesson in the iKNOW™ Electrical Safety Library. This lesson defines personal protective equipment. The need for various alerting techniques, barriers, and attendants, and their roles is discussed, as well as the importance of following safe work habits. In addition, the lesson reinforces the requirements for being “qualified” for a particular task introduced in lesson 3, Electrical Shock.


Define PPE.  Follow safe work habits.  Identify and use alerting techniques.  Properly use barriers.  Identify the need for an attendant.  Identify the requirements for being “qualified”.