Just an off deer topic question folks ,I work full time as a head groundsman as well as a part time keeper .obviously I work outside in all weather .as the grounds are at a private school I am required to be smart .i wear work trousers polo shirt and jumper ,overalls ,work boots ,shorts in summer all navy blue except the boots .
we are expected to get these on a budget of £90/year ,so when on top of these items I acquired some waterproof trousers and coat at a cost of £49 over budget I was reprimanded for this .my argument was that under the health and safety at work act PPE is supposed to be free to employees and as I work outside in the great British climate we get wet from time to time ,my colleagues who work mainly indoors don't have to acquire ear defenders ,knee pads ,goggles,gloves and such like from the budget so why should I have to give in and purchase my wet gear from a small budget anyway .
The wet gear was got on account so I am not out of pocket yet .
sorry for the moan but I don't like getting soaked to the skin at half 7 in the morning unless I am after deer so perhaps any legal beagles may give me the benefit of their wisdom
thanks in advance