Employers have duties under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 and the Noise at Work Regulations to ensure that protective equipment, such as gloves, safety helmets, high visibility jackets, goggles, safety harnesses and ear defenders are supplied and used at work.
An employer must consider dangers in the workplace and decide whether protective equipment should be provided to any employee who may be exposed to a risk to their health and safety while at work.
It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the protective equipment provided is suitable, that it is maintained (including cleaning and replacement) and that employees know how to use it properly.
If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered an injury because your employer has not complied with the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, then you may be entitled to pursue a compensation claim. Contact Paul Rooney Solicitors on 0808 231 4408 or fill out the form on the right and we will call you back.