Personal protective equipment at work

Employers’ responsibilities to workers on providing PPE changed on 6 April 2022

This guidance explains how you can comply with the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER 1992) as amended by the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022).

PPER 2022 extends employers’ and employees’ duties on providing PPE to limb (b) workers. You can find guidance explaining the changes.

Applies to:
UK
Published:
April 2022 (Fourth edition)
ISBN:
9780717667468
Series code:
L25

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Under PPER 2022, employers’ and employees’ duties and responsibilities under PPER 1992 are unchanged but will extend to limb (b) workers, as defined in PPER 2022.

If PPE is required, employers must ensure their workers (including limb (b) workers) have sufficient information, instruction and training on the use of PPE.

A limb (b) worker will have the duty to use the PPE in accordance with their training and instruction, and ensure it is returned to the storage area provided by their employer. The employer will be responsible for the maintenance, storage and replacement of any PPE they provide.

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