Do Employers Have To Provide Personal Protective Equipment?

As an employer, you have a duty to provide “suitable” personal protective equipment to employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work.

The one exception to this rule is where the risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective.

The regulations relevant to you are enshrined in the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

Key PPE Facts For Employers

The accompanying PPE guidance states:

  • Employers should provide appropriate PPE and training in its usage to employees
  • Employees must have the equipment readily available
  • No charge can be issued to workers for the provision of PPE which is used only at work

Free Personal Protective Equipment Training

Issue 2# of Toolbox Talk provides free personal protective training materials to refresh your operators’ knowledge of core responsibilities covering use, maintenance and sources of information relating to PPE.

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