PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
PPE is defined in the Regulations as ‘all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or more risks to his health or safety’, eg safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility cllothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
PPE also protects the consumer. Regulations encourage us to wear gloves, hats, hairnets, etc. to prevent cross contamination where food is being prepared.
Below is a selection of PPE available: