A Guide to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

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  • Published: July 2015
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

The term 'personal protective equipment' (PPE) means all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) that is intended to be worn or held by employees at work to protect against one or more risks to their health or safety. It also includes any addition or accessory to equipment that is designed to protect against these risks.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (the PPE Regulations) apply in England, Wales and Scotland. Similar provision is made in Northern Ireland under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993. The PPE Regulations define under what circumstances PPE must be provided to employees.

This factsheet explains what is covered by the PPE Regulations and what employers and employees must do to comply with the law. It also provides hints and tips and sources of further information.

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