Personal Protective Equipment.
What is PPE?
Imagen that you book a maid in your East London home. Next things are that she turns at your doorstep, bringing with her all necessary detergents, but also and her personal protective equipment. So, basically PPE is defined as “all” equipment including (clothing affording against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or multiply risks to health and safety, e.g. safety helmets, face masks, high visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
What is the health and safety regulations?
The main objective requires that employers make a suitable and enough assessment of the risks to health and safety of employees at work. If PPE is necessary to protect against risk exposure, employers have a duty to provide items free of charge for employees.
Important requirement of the PPE at Work Regulations 1992 is that the PPE is be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The regulations also require that PPE: