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lefky
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PPE payment

Unread post by lefky » 09 Nov 2017, 14:48

Hi,

We provide PPE to all our staff at no cost as per legislation.

When an employee misplaces his PPE due to negligence, are we permitted to charge for re-issue of this?

Thanks,

tinus
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Re: PPE payment

Unread post by tinus » 09 Nov 2017, 21:51

You need to implement a formal PPE policy to regulate the use of PPE. When an employee then misplaces his PPE due to negligence (need to investigate first to determine if its due to negligence), you could replace and then recover the funds.
Tinus Boshoff
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Reves
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Re: PPE payment

Unread post by Reves » 05 Dec 2017, 16:33

Hi Tinus, how hard is it usually to prove it was misplaced due to negligence?

tinus
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Re: PPE payment

Unread post by tinus » 06 Dec 2017, 11:39

It works on the” Balance of Probability”.

The employer needs to prove 51% or more that negligence was involved.

Greetings
Tinus Boshoff
Health and Safety Expert
SA Labour Guide Forum Team

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