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Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

By November 11, 2017No Comments

Personal Protective Equipment in the WorkplaceEmployers have a duty to ensure that all employees are provided with correct clothing, personal equipment and facilities as are necessary to reduce the risk of injury or disease in the workplace. The employer also has a duty to ensure that such personal protective equipment (PPE), for example ear defenders, hard hats are used correctly by employees.

With this in mind, whilst on occasion the provision of a mandatory uniform may be sufficient to ensure the correct protective clothing is worn, employers will also be required to provide instruction in the use of certain equipment and clothing and take steps to ensure its effective use.

For more information visit the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

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