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HSE Consulting on Changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER)

HSE have been consulting on changes to the PPER 1992, which closed on Sunday 15th August.

The aim of the consultation was 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.

In November 2020, a court judgement found that the implementation of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive should extend to limb (b) workers and not just employees. 

The options on how to achieve the extension of provisions to workers in the legislation will not be presented during the consultation as the key legislative changes are being made to align with the court decision. 

For any enquiries you can contact HSE through email: ppeconsultation2021@hse.gov.uk.

You can access the consultation here for full details and read the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 here. 

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