PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, is health and safety equipment that is designed to protect workers against risk of accidents. This equipment can take the form of helmets, gloves made from a variety of material, eye goggles, high visibility closing and footwear. It can also take the form of harnesses and respiratory protective equipment (RPE). The management of PPE is covered by the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, 1992. For expansive and detailed information on the range of activities and occupations who require PPE, you can access Risk at Work – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the HSE website
In the UK there are approximately 144 fatalities in the workplace and around 621,000 non-fatal injuries every year. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health & Safety risks. However, historical data shows many workers suffering injury were not wearing this clothing.
This course will show how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases that would otherwise occur in the workplace. It includes details of a wide range of PPE options, examines the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers, and provides a real-life case study showing the law in action. The course will also cover risk assessment and the role it plays in the selection and use of PPE along with discussing other hazard control measures that can be implemented. Finally, the course will move on to how to use, fit and wear PPE and understand its physical and theoretical limitations.
|Regulations and Responsibilities||2|
|PPE in Practice||3|
|Risk Assessment, Selection and Use||4|
|Types of PPE||5|
|Maintenance and Replacement||6|
Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% (see notes) correct answers to secure a pass. PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox. Hard copy certificate on requrest. Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).