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HCSA has published a member briefing on PPE safety to assist front-line doctors who may face extremely difficult decisions or believe employers are flouting safety guidelines.
PPE: Protecting Your Safety includes key advice that you and your colleagues should follow if concerned on PPE.
Its release follows widespread dismay at the publication of PPE “shortage” guidance days after Public Health England’s main recommendations had addressed many of the concerns raised by HCSA and other professional bodies.
Employers have a duty of care under health and safety law to provide a safe working environment.
The key messages from the document are:
Download the briefing in PDF format
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