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In line with current Health and Safety regulations it is now the responsibility of an employer to provide free safety spectacles for all employees who are at risk from hazards in the workplace. Eye protection is a requirement under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulation 1992 when at risk in a hazardous area. Employers must provide personal equipment that offers suitable protection to personnel who may be exposed to potential health risks.
The guidance states that where an employee normally wears spectacles and the risk assessment determines that safety spectacles are appropriate, prescription spectacles shall be purchased at the expense of the employer.