What about PPE?

Protecting people at work: What are the legal obligations of employers and employees when it comes to PPE?

What is PPE?

PPE is equipment which will protect the user or wearer against health or safety risks at work. By law, PPE must be provided to employees free of charge. The main regulations governing the use of PPE in the workplace are the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

PPE is typically used to reduce the risks in a number of scenarios, including protecting

  • the lungs from inhaling contaminated air
  • the body from extremes of temperature
  • the skin from harmful substances
  • the eyes from flying particles
  • the head from falling objects or materials

Find out more about PPE including

  • When should PPE be used?
  • What are the legal requirements?
  • What about face fit testing?
  • What about employees responsibilities?

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