COVID-19: an introduction to PPE in construction

Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 16 April 2020. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.

There was a time, just a few weeks ago, when only key industry sectors in the UK knew what PPE was, let alone wore it.

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – has been worn in hazardous industries for years as a last resort to protect workers. Over the past couple of weeks, a global shortage has developed of the type of PPE used in construction to protect from concrete dusts when
cutting on site.

Our Health & Safety experts have put together a short guide on what the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require from business owners and some considerations to make when you provide PPE for your people.

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