Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) means all equipment (including clothing giving protection against the weather) which is worn or held to protect against risks to health or safety.
The main legislation governing PPE at work is the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.
It is a legal responsibility for Employers to ensure that suitable PPE is provided to employees exposed to a risk to their health or safety. E.g. high visibility clothing for those working roadside and waterproof clothing for those working outdoors. A risk assessment may be required to identify the suitability of the PPE to be provided. The Employer must also ensure that the PPE is maintained in efficient working order and in good repair.