UK: New regulations on PPE
Unlike in Victoria, employers in the UK have clearly legislated duties when it comes to providing workers with Personal Protective Equipment - there are regulations.
Employers’ responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) are changing from 6 April 2022. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) amend the current Regulations to extend employers’ and employees’ duties in respect of PPE to a wider group of workers.
HSE (UK's OHS regulator) has provided interim guidance explaining the changes and what employers may need to do in preparation. The HSE’s PPE at work website contains further advice and guidance.
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