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Without proper maintenance, protective equipment will not be able to offer the same level of protection. Carry out maintenance on protective equipment by:
· Inspecting the protective equipment with every use to guarantee your safety has not been comprised.
· Making sure there are no cracks, tears, or holes within the equipment.
· Washing it in warm soapy water if reusable, and letting it dry. However, consult the manufacturer before attempting this.
· At the end of the day, protective equipment should be kept in a cool dry place.