protective equipment

Essentials of health and safety at work

Publisher: 
HSE
Publication date: 
August 2009
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This book explains the essentials of health and safety at work, what the law requires and helps employers put it into practice. It is packed with sound advice which covers a broad range of workplace hazards. It also includes practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time protect the future success of your business.

Contains this hierarchy for H&S improvements:

Starting with the best and most effective, the ways to deal with risks are:

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A short guide to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

Publisher: 
HSE
Publication date: 
May 2010
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Employers have basic duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work and this document, explains what you need to do to meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (as amended).

Extracts relevant to cycling:

PPE is defined in the Regulations as ‘all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or more risks to his health or safety’, e.g. safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.”

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