4  Personal Protective Equipment

The legislation covered in this chapter includes:

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974The Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1986

On 6 February 1993 a stunt man plunged to his death. Ted Tipping fell thousands of feet into woods after his parachute failed to open during the stunt performed for the BBC 1 series 999.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) remains the last link in the safety chain. Protective equipment should only be used if all other means to eliminate the risk factor from hazards have been taken. Protective equipment is a last resort, not a cheap alternative to ...

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