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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Effective PPE is vital to provide the protection your workforce requires in order to work safely and ensure that all employment laws are complied with. The range of PPE equipment from Protec Direct provides protection against most hazards that are faced within the workplace from head to toe.


PPE Regulations and the law

The Personal Protection Equipment at Work Employers are legally required to provide protection equipment for employees that face hazards in their natural working environment and must minimise or reduce any potential danger which may be encountered.

When providing PPE, employers must ensure that it is readily available and make it clear where the equipment can be found. Just having PPE on-site is not enough.  


The range of PPE available from Protec Direct

Protec Direct provide an extensive range of personal protective equipment from head and face protection to safety footwear, the range provides protection when working in almost every industry and environment.

  • Head Protection – Providing a wide range of safety helmets, bump hats and accessories for industries where head safety equipment is compulsory.
  • Safety Glasses – For industries where eye protection is mandatory and there is a high risk of eye injuries, the range from Protec Direct will provide the safety required.
  • Face Protection – From browguards to visors, the range of face protection protects against chemical splashes, metal impacts and other hazards.
  • Hand Protection – Gloves, armguards and protective sleeves provide protection from a vast array of hazards that could cause injury to hands.
  • Safety Footwear – Safety footwear includes boots, trainers and anti-slip footwear to provide protection for employees.


Specifying the Correct Personal Protective Equipment

Specifying the correct PPE is vital to ensuring employee safety and should only be used as a last resort where other methods of minimising the risk to employees have already been considered.

If PPE is still required, it should always be provided free of charge, carefully selected and any faults should be reported immediately. In addition the equipment should be periodically tested or replaced in line with manufacturer recommendations.


European Standards And Regulations For Personal Protection Equipment

  • The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (2002)
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992)


Employer Requirements

  • Maintenance of equipment is vital to ensure it performs as intended and that any faults are repaired
  • Ensure that all PPE is stored in the correct conditions and is accessible to all employees
  • Where more than one item of equipment is being worn, ensure that they are suitable for use together and are compatible