Over a fifth of workers are being forced to cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE) themselves.

Despite the law demanding employers to provide PPE for free a Trade Union Congress survey has found that this is not the case in many situations. 11.6% of people  explained that the job they did required safety equipment but their employer would not provide or cover the cost of it.

PPE includes protective footwear, gloves, overalls and a wide range of equipment that is designed to protect the wearer from any hazards while working.

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