Employers' and employees' responsibilities regarding

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Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Workplace

Employer Responsibilities under PPE Regulations

  1. Assessment: Employers must assess hazards requiring PPE, considering task nature, environment, and PPE fit.
  2. Provision: Provide suitable PPE free of charge, ensuring proper fit and ergonomics.
  3. Training and Information: Offer adequate training on PPE use, including detection and reporting of faults.
  4. Maintenance and Replacement: Ensure proper maintenance, inspection, and replacement of PPE.

Employee Duties under PPE Regulations

  1. Correct Usage: Employees must use provided PPE as instructed.
  2. Reporting: Promptly report any PPE faults or damages to the employer.
  3. Care: Take reasonable care of provided PPE, including cleaning and maintenance.

In the context of a Lorry Banksman, these responsibilities are crucial. Employers must provide suitable PPE, such as high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, and gloves. Banksman are responsible for using and maintaining this equipment properly.