After assessing the risk to health and safety in the work place, and implementing measures to alleviate the risks discovered, any further risks that cannot be dealt with by those measures should be addressed through provision, wherever possible, of “personal protective equipment”.
Personal protective equipment is equipment which is individual to the worker and can include hard hats, safety boots, high visibility jackets, welding masks, goggles, ear protectors, breathing apparatus, and protective gloves. This list is illustrative but not exhaustive. You can claim compensation if you have suffered a personal injury resulting from an absence of proper personal protective equipment in the work place.
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 contains the obligations imposed upon employers in respect of personal protective equipment.
Personal protective equipment should usually be provided to workers where it can minimise the risk of personal injury, for instance, with regard to hot substances (e.g. molten metal), falling objects, protection from being cut by sharp objects or inhalation of harmful substances.
Workers must be given protective equipment that is suitable in size for the wearer and adequately protects the worker against the perceived risk. The equipment should be maintained regularly and replaced where necessary. The requirement to wear protective equipment can be enforced by Employers, a breach of which can lead to disciplinary measures. If this is not done, and you suffer a personal injury as a result, you can claim compensation.
Section 9 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, prohibits the employer from charging the employee for the provision of personal protective equipment which is used only at work.
Stephen Astin of Farnworth Rose Personal Injury Solicitors qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and joined the firm in 2007. Stephen acts in the field of compensation claims for Accidents and Illnesses at work. Offering a friendly and professional service he will deal with your claim for compensation.
Farnworth Rose Personal In jury Solicitors offer clients a personal one to one service and ensure that you receive 100% of your damages. We do not use middlemen and will give you sound and sensible advice. Our aim is to deal with your claim efficiently and professionally, and to maximize the amount of your award. We operate on a no win on fee basis and even pay you £100 when we take on your claim.
Call Stephen free on 08000 1 54321 or fill in the online claim form.
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