What are the obligations for companies and for employees regarding PPE?
What are the obligations for companies?
Identify all the risks in the workplace and assess the level of risk
Remove the risk, set up collective protective measures and if this is not possible or is insufficient, provide personal protective equipment
Consult the company health and safety commission
Select PPE adapted to the risks to be covered and check the validity of this choice
Inform employees of the risk, the conditions for use of the PPE and the instructions
Train employees in the use of PPE
Provide employees with their own PPE free of charge
Ensure the PPE is actually used and is used properly
Ensure the condition of the PPE remains compliant
Check some PPE regularly
What are the obligations for employees?
The obligations of employees stem directly from the company's internal regulations, approved by the Labour Inspectorate and deemed to be the practical and appropriate application of the Labour Code .