489. Maintenance and replacement of personal protective equipment.

489.     Maintenance and replacement of personal protective equipment.

Every employer must ensure that any personal protective equipment1 provided to his employees2, and every relevant self-employed person3 must ensure that any personal protective equipment provided to him4, is maintained5 (including replacement or cleaning as appropriate) in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair6.

This obligation relates only to identified risks and is not intended to impose an absolute duty7.