Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Police Staff

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Conference
2014 Police & Justice Conference
Date
26 June 2014
Decision
Carried

A number of police staff are employed in roles or environments that are confrontational. Many believe that they need to be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a safety measure.

Forces have been issued with guidance with regard to the provision or non provision of PPE for groups of workers that have resulted in some items of PPE being withdrawn.

This motion calls upon the SGE to undertake work to ascertain the current provision in forces, and to have meaningful discussions with the College of Policing about the provision of PPE for certain groups of police staff, so as to agree a standard that ensures our members are protected from injury whilst carrying out their work.