What are the requirements of the Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989?

The Regulations have a simple objective – to ensure that construction workers are provided with suitable head protection by their employer (or must provide it themselves if they are self-employed) whenever there is a foreseeable risk of injury to the head other than by falling. For example, from falling objects or hitting the head against something.

	Employers or those controlling construction work should also ensure that workers wear head protection where it is provided, unless there is no foreseeable risk of head injury other than by falling.