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Personal protective equipment
Domain: Health and safety at work => Preventive measures
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
All equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or more risks to his health or safety, and any addition or accessory designed to meet that objective.

Employer's duties Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work except where and to the extent that such risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective.
Where an employer is required to ensure that personal protective equipment is provided to an employee, the employer shall also ensure that the employee is provided with such information, instruction and training as is adequate and appropriate to enable the employee to know (a) the risk or risks which the personal protective equipment will avoid or limit, (b) the purpose for which and the manner in which personal protective equipment is to be used, and (c) any action to be taken by the employee to ensure that the personal protective equipment remains in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
Definition source
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
European legislation
Directives 89/391/EEC, 89/656/EEC, 89/686/EEC
British legislation
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992; The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002
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