Stores - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Traceability And Control

1. Introduction

PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) are specialized clothing or equipment worn by employees for protection against health and safety hazards. They are designed to protect many parts of the body, i.e., eyes, head, face, hands, feet, and ears. The use of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or ineffective, they therefore reduce these risks to acceptable levels.

PPEs are classified in 3 categories. Category III is intended to protect against mortal danger, or against dangers that may seriously and irreversibly harm the health of an individual.

CERN Stores now offers a service to trace, control and collect such equipment!


Category 3 PPEs distributed by CERN Stores:

  • Masks / Gloves


  • Working with heights



2. Scope of the service



  • Take over existing PPEs not tracked (around 10'000)
  • Alle new PPEs through CERN stores



  • Certified controllers
  • @ CERN stores (Opening Hours)
  • Regular visits to CERN Point sites (**planning under construction**)