Power Cable Engineer installing new hi-voltage cabling for a new building in London., May 2012
This worker is wearing a number of items of Personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the nature of the work. From head to toe he is wearing a hard hat, safety spectacles, fall arrest harness, hi-vis waistcoat, flame retardant coverall, gas monitor, safety gloves, safety boots. The cables are pulled underground through small cramped passages, where there can be a build up of noxious gases. Safety harnesses are worn so that a worker can be retrieved quickly if they get into difficulty.