Personal Protection Equipment Policy and Documents
Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 impose a duty on employers
to provide, assess, maintain, store personal protective equipment and
instruct their employees 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, employers 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 every employer’s interest 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.
PPE policy and forms templates are part of the Health and Safety documents. Access all PPE documents together with all Health and Safety documents for only £35+VAT.