PPE encompasses a huge range of supplies, apparatus and accessories designed to protect the user against health or safety risks. Regulations are in place to ensure that personal safety in the workplace is prioritised as potential hazards can cause serious harm or injury. Safeguarding with appropriate protective equipment can be a legal requirement in some places of work and is vital to ensuring safe working conditions.Employers should make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health and safety from exposure to the hazards within the workplace. For example, if there is a risk of objects falling from above then a safety helmet or a hard hat should be worn. In addition to identifying the need for PPE, it is essential that the right type of PPE is worn.