The PPE Requirements are in place to ensure the safety of the user as much as possible and prevent accidents and injury.  Personal Protective Equipment is equipment or clothing that it work or held by a worker that protects them from one or more risks to their health and safety.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 state that it is your responsibility as an employer to enforce the use of PPE, provide suitable storage accommodation for PPE, ensure that all items of PPE are compatible, supply Personal Protective Equipment and replace or repair damaged or lost items, provide information and training.

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Differing PPE requirements are in place depending on the industry of business, it may be necessary for:

Where risks cannot be controlled by other effective methods, you should apply PPE. Below are a summary of advantage and disadvantages.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

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