The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992) and the Noise at Work Regulations (2005) impose a duty on an employer to provide protective equipment to each employee. Personal protective equipment can include gloves, safety helmets, goggles, masks, high visibility clothing, safety harnesses, and ear defenders.
It is the employers responsibility to carry out a risk assessment, and provide PPE to any employee who may be exposed to potential health and safety risks in the workplace. The employer must ensure that the equipment is suitable in the circumstances, make certain that the equipment is properly maintained by cleaning and where necessary replacing the equipment, and must ensure that all employees are properly trained in the use of such protective equipment.
If your employer has failed to provide you with personal protective equipment and you have suffered an injury or disease as a result, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Please call us today on 08000 886644 or complete our claim form and we will call you back.