Do all construction workers have to wear hard hats? Also, I’ve heard that there is now a colour code. Is that correct?

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Do all construction workers have to wear hard hats? Also, I’ve heard that there is now a colour code. Is that correct?

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There are two parts to the question. First, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require that “Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work except where and to the extent that such risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective”.

Guidance to the Regulations, L25, published by HSE, states that:

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