Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
All employers have to adhere to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work regulations when there are possible risks to the health and safety of their employees.
What is PPE?
PPE is essentially any equipment that is intended to be worn by a person at work and which protects them against risks to their health and safety.
These include safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, safety footwear, safety harnesses and high-visibility clothing.
The regulations require that Personal Protective Equipment is:
- Properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable
- Maintained and stored properly
- Provided with instructions on how to use it safely
- Used correctly by employees
All our equipment adheres to these rules and our highly experienced team are well versed in the regulations as they are all trained as to why PPE is needed, when it is to be used, repaired or replaced and its limitations.
It is also our duty to make sure that all equipment is properly looked after and stored away when not being used. It must also be kept in good condition and our engineers understand the need to have suitable replacement PPE readily available.
All our PPE complies with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002, which states that all equipment must be marked with a ‘CE’. This ensures that safety requirements have been met and in some cases, even checked and certified by an independent body.
If you would like any more information about any of the PPE we supply, or indeed the regulations themselves, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team will be happy to help.