Theres still quite a bit of misunderstanding about PPE. I trust the following helps to clarify.
The definition of PPE is anything used or worn by a person (including clothing) to minimise risks to the person’s health and safety. This may include respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing, and safety harness systems.
Duty of the worker under regulations:
Duty of the Business owner (PCBU):
There are various fines that can be imposed on the business owner for non-compliance.
One of the difficulties for the business owner is keeping a track of PPE - how often it should be checked and replaced etc.
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