2. Staff PPE Guidance


As I Bike Officers, we are entitled to purchase those garments/items of equipment that you think will help you keep warm/safe all year-round.

Items and contributions include:

  • Waterproof trousers – £36.80
  • Gloves – £35
  • Shoes/boots – £35
  • Helmet – £50
  • Lights – £50
  • Lock – £25

So for example, should you wish to purchase something that you feel would keep you all warm & cosy but it costs more than your entitlement – say a pair of trousers for £50, you are entitled to a Sustrans contribution of £36.80 towards these fancy trousers, simply complete the purchase using your own money/card (Not your Sustrans Card!) then claim back the £13.20 as a cash expenses (with a receipt) – simples!

For purchases that are under the limit, just simply use your Sustrans purchasing card with the cost for the equipment coded against your project code.

Please use your trade accounts to make these purchases where possible to make these allowances stretch just that little further and take advantage of the trade discounts.

As always if you are unsure then please contact your line manager for advice before making any purchases.


Covid 19 PPE

Currently IBOs are required to also wear and use PPE when delivering. Please let your line manager know when you more Covid-19 PPE too and they can support with the purchase.

This includes:

Facemask /Face covering – worn when in and around schools.  It is recommended that you use an IIR approved facemask. Some officers choose to use a buff, others reusable facemasks. If using the latter two, you must ensure that these are washed and you have additional ones to change throughout the day.

Disposable Gloves – Can be used for Dr Bikes, administering First Aid

Eye Goggles – For administering First Aid

Antibac/Handgel – Important for officers to have on their person and within their kit to use in circumstances where they can’t immediately wash their hands.

Disinfectant Spray – needed for disinfecting bikes, scooters and equipment following delivery. Requires blue roll to use.

Dettol Mist – A popular product to disinfect equipment with as requires no blue roll and is fast drying – especially good for helmets.