News Item: Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations are Changing

Employers' responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) are changing from 6th April 2022.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) were laid before Parliament on 10th January 2022.

The PPER 2022 amend the current Regulations to extend employers' and employees' duties in respect of PPE to a wider group of workers.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prepared interim guidance explaining the changes.

This guidance will help employers identify whether they and their workforce may be impacted by the changes and explains what employers may need to do in preparing for the changes.