Why do I have to check the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) first before checking the list options in the PPE and Safety Equipment Required section of the PPE tab, in OHS Online? Why can't I just check them as YES and move on?
That's an interesting question! The answer is that there's nothing stopping you from simply checking YES to the items. However, if you do this, you are taking a huge risk to yourself in the event that an incident occurs which ties back to this PTW aspect.
If you do not take the time to make the proper checks of the PPE and safety equipment and an incident occurs where the PPE you checked as YES, wasn't there to protect the worker, you will be held responsible for the consequences of that incident. So rather, do the checks, make sure the selected PPE is in place and then checks the list options as YES. They won't take you long and they ensure the proper safety measures are in place.