Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE) is a way officials can make companies provide protective equipments, when necessary, to prevent accidents at work.
Where do these regulations apply?
These regulations can, for example, apply to jobs where there is a lot of dust or gas in the air that could be breathed in and cause serious work injuries. This could be warehouses, factories or any type of building where there is sawing, spraying or cutting being carried out on the premises.
These regulations are only enforced as a last attempt and only when workers are being put at risk by the company not providing protective gear to prevent an accident at work.
As per the regulations for PPE the company should provide this equipment free of charge and ensure their workers use these at all times when they are being exposed to chemicals, dust, gas or any elements which could cause an accident at work claim.
What other types of equipment does PPE cover and how can it help prevent an accident at work?
The other types of equipment which the PPE can cover ranges from dust masks and goggles to overalls and any special suits if using corrosive liquids.
The main aim of PPE is to protect the workers from having to make an accident at work claim and to ensure managers and companies have to comply not only with health and safety regulations but these regulations to protect their own and their employee’s health and to avoid any unnecessary work injuries.
But accidents at work can and do still happen. Whether you work in a factory with lots of chemicals or an office with lots of computers there are always potential hazards waiting to cause an accident. If you do have an accident at work that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm who are committed to helping workers get that compensation they deserve. With over 15 years worth of experience they make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. The majority of clients can even settle their claim without going to court.
Speak to the Accident Advice Helpline today to see how much your accident at work claim could be worth on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: March 5, 2014
Author: David Brown