There are currently no regulations that cover whether you can or can’t wear shorts on a construction site, however, you will be expected to follow any workplace policy that does not allow you to wear shorts whilst on site.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used as a last resort when it comes to avoiding hazards in and out of the workplace. So any clothing that is worn on site, must not be a hazard in itself and ideally protect you as well. The main reason for protecting your lower legs is to protect you from cuts, grazes and splinters.
Additionally, when it comes to bearing the weather at work, it is vital that you protect your skin from overexposure to the sun & that you keep warm when the weather is a bit colder.
Online PPE Training
To highlight the importance of using personal protective equipment, iHasco offer an Online PPE Training course to assist you in compliance with The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
Show your commitment to the regulations by completing our 35-minute course, which provides you with a printable certificate upon completion. Try it for free today!