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Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps keep you safe on the job.  PPE is important because it prepares you for any health and safety risks and gives you extra protection in the event of an accident.  Don’t take risks with your health and safety. Wearing PPE is an extra way to stay safe at work.

Your employer has a duty to provide you with PPE and make sure you wear it. But management can’t always watch you.  It is your responsibility to use the PPE provided and wear it correctly.  It is also your duty.  Both employees and the self-employed have a responsibility to wear and use PPE correctly.

Let’s not forget the legal requirements. Employers must provide PPE where there is a risk to the health and safety of employees, and all employees are required to use and wear their PPE correctly.