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Personal Protection Equipment Policy and Documents

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 as amended by the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 impose a duty on businesses  to provide, assess, maintain, store personal protective equipment and instruct their staff on the use of it.

Personal Protective Equipment is commonly referred to as PPE. PPE means all equipment that is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and that protects the person against one or more risks to his or her safety, and any addition or accessory designed to meet that objective. As stated in the Personal Protective Equipment Policy, businesses should consider PPE only as a last resort as it protects the individual wearing it rather than everyone in the workplace, is effective only if it is worn and maintained correctly, is seldom fully effective, and may restrict the wearer in terms of visibility or mobility.

In this Personal Protection Equipment sub-folder you will find the basic PPE policy and risk survey, and other forms that will help with the implementation of PPE controls. Personal protection equipment is not only required to be issued by law, but it is in the interest of every business to offer their staff comfort and suitable protection while they work.

PPE Regulations do not cover hearing and respiratory protection equipment, however this type of protection must be compatible with other issued PPE. Personal Protection Equipment documents can also help you keep track of PPE needs and stock.

It is suggested that you also refer to the document about Protective Clothing which you can find here.
It is suggested that you also refer to the relevant “Toolbox Talk”  - Toolbox Talk -  Skin Protection which you can find  here.
It is suggested that you also refer to the relevant “Toolbox Talk”  - Toolbox Talk -  Leptospirosis which you can find  here.

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