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Updated Jan 12, 2022

Amendments to PPE Regulations extend scope of employers duties

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations SI 1992/2966, are being amended on 6 April 2022 in order to extend the duties on employers to limb (b) workers as well as employees.

When the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations SI 1992/2966 were made, they were intended to implement the requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC, on personal protective equipment into UK law, when the UK was still a member of the European Union. The Regulations stated that employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees, and the majority of people employed would have fell under...

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