What are the other basic requirements of The Merchant Shipping (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations regarding personal protective equipment provided?

Instructions for use and maintenance of the personal protective equipment must be available and comprehensible.Β 

Equipment must be properly stored, maintained and inspected. Workers must be provided with training and instruction as regards the use and maintenance of the equipment. Employers must take reasonably practicable steps to ensure the equipment is used as instructed.


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How can it be determined whether personal protective equipment provided will be “suitable ” for use for a particular job?

Does each worker have to have his own personal protective equipment?