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PPE - whose responsibility?

Vix321

Registered User
Mar 24, 2015
22
My mum is living in her own home. She has carers - they are employed by an agency, but she pays privately for this.

Historically, I have provided gloves for them to use while they are working with mum. (Although I am now wondering if the agency should have been providing this as they have a responsibility to provide PPE for their employees)

If the PPE requirements change etc with the coronavirus, whose responsibility is it to provide appropriate PPE for the carers? Thanks.
 

jaymor

Volunteer Moderator
Jul 14, 2006
13,232
England
My daughter works for a care agency and has always been supplied with gloves and aprons by her employers.
 

TNJJ

Registered User
May 7, 2019
1,740
cornwall
My mum is living in her own home. She has carers - they are employed by an agency, but she pays privately for this.

Historically, I have provided gloves for them to use while they are working with mum. (Although I am now wondering if the agency should have been providing this as they have a responsibility to provide PPE for their employees)

If the PPE requirements change etc with the coronavirus, whose responsibility is it to provide appropriate PPE for the carers? Thanks.
It is the care company’s responsibility for ALL ppe.
 

RosettaT

Registered User
Sep 9, 2018
509
Mid Lincs
Yep my OHs care company provide PPE for their staff tho' I buy my own. There is one supervisor who visits occasionally and will give me a box of gloves and roll of aprons as I am OHs second carer.
 

nitram

Registered User
Apr 6, 2011
20,900
North Manchester
Agreed that provision of Personal Protective Equipment is the responsibility of the employer who must ensure that the employee is protected from harm.
 

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