QLD Who provides PPE to a subcontractor in this situation

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  1. Peter

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    As a security guard subcontracted to a bus company, i have been asked by one of the managers (the others dont care) to wear a Hi-vis vest around the depot (which I spend at most 15 minutes in), its been 3 years and they have only JUST asked me.

    Who is required to provide the vest?

    A: Me
    B: The bus company
    C: My security company

    The vest is not considered part of my normal uniform as its not required in other contracts, nor does it mention wearing a vest in my job description on site as I am onboard said bus all night, and only walk across the depot to get in and out of the bus in question.
     
  2. Rod

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    Whoever currently pays for your uniform.
     
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  3. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    So I take it you're an employee of a security company, and the security company is contracted by the bus company? If that's the case, either the security company needs to be providing the necessary 'equipment' (which includes a hi-vis) or the bus company does. Ultimately it comes down to the provisions of the agreement between them.

    I'd report the request to your supervisor at the security company and ask for direction.
     
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