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CAN YOU CHARGE EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)?

25/04/2017

A lot of jobs require employees to wear protective clothing or footwear (PPE).  The clothing or equipment can be costly to employers and even more so when employees either lose the PPE, do not take care of it or leave their employment without returning it.

Where the wearing of PPE is a requirement at work, employers are obliged to provide it without any cost being offset to the employee. Employers are also not able to reclaim costs of replacing or fixing PPE from an employee.

Employers can make it a contractual condition that all Company property (including PPE) is returned when they leave their employment.  Their final entitlement can be subject to the return of all Company property and failure to return items could result in the cost being deducted from their final pay.

If you need guidance or advice with your HR requirements, please call Practical HR on 01702 216573 or email Angie on angela@practical-hr.co.uk


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