486. Provision of personal protective equipment.

Every employer1 must ensure that suitable2 personal protective equipment3 is provided to his employees4 who may be exposed to a risk to their health and safety while at work5, and every relevant self-employed person6 must ensure that he is so provided where he may be similarly exposed7, except (in either case) where and to the extent that the risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective