From 6 April 2022 the regulations on wearing PPE at work have changed. Here, we explain what’s changing for who, why, and how to remain compliant.

The changes now extend employer’s and employee’s duties in respect of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to a wider group of workers, defined to include those who have more casual employment relationships than employees. These are known under The Employment Rights Act 1996 as limb (b) workers. Limb (a) workers – or those under a traditional contact of employment are already included but Limb (b) works would include those that:

It should be noted that these do not apply to those who have a ‘self-employed’ status.

The following existing obligations and requirements on employers and employees under the PPER 1992 will be extended to limb (b) workers: 

Please click here for a full copy of the updated Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022