Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Started on November 26, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. It is  health and safety equipment which protects workers against the risk of accidents and also guards against infection.  This equipment can take the form of helmets, gloves, 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 more detailed information on the range of activities and occupations that 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 crucial role in managing Health & Safety risks. However, data shows many workers who suffered an injury were not wearing corect PPE.

This PPE training course illustrates how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases in the workplace. The course details the range of PPE options and shows the appropriate use of each. We examine the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of employers and employees and also the duties of supplier under the law. We learn about risk assessment  and how to apply this to the selection and use of PPE along with identifying and implementing other control measures.  Later in the course we look at how to use, fit and wear PPE and also to understand it’s physical and theoretical limitations.   During the course, you will see a real life case study that shows how the law works when PPE regulations are not followed.

Course ContentModule
Regulations and Responsibilities2
PPE in Practice3
Risk Assessment, Selection and Use4
Types of PPE5
Maintenance and Replacement6
Course Assessment

Online assessment in PPE training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 60 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

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