L25 – Personal protective equipment at work: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Date of publication: 2015
ISBN: 9780717665976
Series code: L25
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This guidance is primarily for employers and relevant self-employed persons but may also be useful for employees and those selecting PPE.

The key messages are:

  • It is essential that employers put in place all necessary safe systems of work, control measures and engineering solutions so that use of PPE is minimised
  • Where PPE is needed it must be the most appropriate for the identified risk and should only be issued where it further reduces the level of risk
  • PPE is a safeguard of last resort since it only protects the individual wearer

Changes to the guidance since the last edition:

  • It has been updated to clarify the requirement after the repeal of the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989
  • It details changes to the provisions for head protection for turban wearing Sikhs following an amendment to the Employment Act 1989
  • It details changes required due to an amendment to Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 relating to self-employed persons

 

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l25.htm