Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Provision of personal protective equipment.


62. (1) An employer shall ensure that, without prejudice to section 8 of the Act, personal protective equipment is provided for use by the employer’s employees where risks at a place of work to the safety or health of employees cannot be avoided or sufficiently limited by technical means of collective protection or by measures, methods or procedures of work organisation.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), an employer when providing personal protective equipment shall take into account the appropriate matters specified in Schedule 2.

(3) Without prejudice to section 16 of the Act, an employer shall ensure that personal protective equipment provided under these Regulations complies with relevant European Community directives regarding design and manufacture of personal protective equipment with respect to safety and health.