PPE should be a right for casual workers

17 September 2021

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has offered its strong support to a recommendation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that would see workers in the gig economy gaining the same protection as employed workers.

BAE Engineers and NHS trust develop game-changing PPE

19 August 2021

BAE Systems’ submarine engineers, working with local company Lancastle and staff from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT), have developed pioneering personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff on Covid-19 wards.

Bus drivers reminded of their safety rights

21 July 2021

The Government has confirmed that passengers in England no longer have to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, with effect from 19 July, after the Prime Minister said that such restrictions should become voluntary (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease).

Free PPE for unpaid carers

11 February 2021

Unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free personal protective equipment (PPE) through a new national scheme.

Wales to offer free PPE packs for taxi drivers

9 February 2021

Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers in Wales will be able to claim a free pack of high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and vehicle cleaning materials, funded by the Welsh Government.

Updated list of contacts for providers of PPE

7 January 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has updated its list of providers of personal protective equipment (PPE), providing details of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal.