Employers have a responsibility to look after your health and safety at work, so you should be told about any risks that you may come across in your place of work and where safety equipment is.
Your employer should make sure that you are fully trained to carry out any duties safely and provide you any special clothing or protective equipment required to do the job.
You also have health and safety responsibilities as an employee. Make sure you follow any instructions given to you. Do not put yourself or others at risk of injury and report any concerns, accidents or injuries to your manager.