The personal protective equipment at work regulations of 1992 cover the provisions of PPE to employees.

Requirements on employers

Employers must provide suitable PPE where health and safety risks cannot be controlled adequately by other means.

Regulation 4 – The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

Suitability of PPE

Under these regulations, PPE will not be suitable unless:

  • It is appropriate to the risks involved
  • It takes account of ergonomic requirements and the health of the individual
  • It fits the wearer correctly
  • It prevents the risk without increasing the overall risk