Key Updates

Updated: 5 may 2020

Tax relief on PPE

Information has been added on the temporary tax relief on personal protective equipment.


Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is apparatus that is designed to be worn in contaminated atmospheres to provide the person wearing it with a supply of air that is clean and safe to breathe.

In cases where protection from respiratory contaminants is required, RPE will be needed if protection cannot be achieved by other means, such as enclosures or local exhaust ventilation. RPE is a last-resort control measure. The need for RPE should be identified in the relevant risk assessment.

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