Specific Rules for Personal Protective Equipment
The main regulations are the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, (often referred to as the PPE Regulations). These set the minimum legal standards for the provision, assessment and selection, maintenance, accommodation and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in any workplace. (See also Transport of Dangerous Goods (safety advisers) Regulations 1999).
Other specific rules also apply to PPE at work, especially those on safety signs, breathing apparatus, hearing protection, electricity at work, substances hazardous to health, life saving appliances offshore, mines, construction sites, docks, etc.