Changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER 1992)
HSE is consulting on changes to the PPER 1992. They encourage you to draw the attention of your stakeholders and other interested parties to this consultation launching on Monday 19th July 2021 and running for 4 weeks.
The consultation can be accessed via HSE Consultation Hub from this date.
The aim of the consultation is to understand the impact on stakeholders and businesses of extending the scope of the employers’ duties under the PPER to workers and not only employees.
What does this mean?
Employers will have a duty to provide limb (b) workers with the same health and safety protections in respect of PPE as they do currently for employees.