Following a consultation last year, HSE has confirmed that the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations will be amended early this year to ensure that agency and temporary workers ‐ so called limb (b) workers ‐ are provided with the same PPE protections as employees.
Organisations will have to provide all workers with the correct PPE necessary for health and safety free of charge, as well as maintain and replace it as necessary. To prepare for this significant change, organisations should confirm the number of limb (b) workers they have and that they have sufficient PPE.
Health and Safety Toolkit
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