Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 35 minutes
- Ensure legal compliance with The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
- Essential Site Safety Training
- Hazard and warning signs covered
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Personal Protective Equipment Course Contents
1. What is PPE?
This section looks at what PPE is and some items which are NOT PPE.
- When to use PPE.
- Choosing PPE.
- Checking PPE is genuine.
- Maintaining PPE.
- Storing PPE.
It covers employers' and employees' responsibilities regarding PPE, for example the requirement for information, instruction and training and the importance of checking PPE fits and is in good condition.
2. Types of PPE
There are many types of PPE which protect different parts of your body from different hazards. In this section we are looking at each area of the body and the protection that is available.
- Hearing protection.
- Head protection.
- Eye protection.
- Foot protection.
- Hand and Arm protection.
- Body protection.
- Extreme Temperatures
- Fall Protection
- Breathing protection - RPE.
3. Safety Signs
Safety signs are an important means of communication for health and safety information. They must be clear and easy to understand.
In this section we look at the safety signs relevant to wearing PPE:
- Mandatory Safety Signs.
- Warning Signs
Test & Certificate
This Personal Protective Equipment course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
You must adhere to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, which cover the use and issue of PPE to employees. The main requirements focus on the fact that the employer must carefully select suitable PPE that is fit for the purpose for which it is intended. These regulations seek to ensure that where the risks cannot be controlled by other means, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is correctly selected and used.
Employers must provide employees with information, instruction and training that is adequate, appropriate and that they understand. This will ensure that employees know:
i) the risks which the PPE will avoid or limit;
ii) what the PPE is for;
iii) how to use the PPE provided;
iv) any action needed by the wearer to ensure the PPE remains in an efficient state, efficient working order and in good repair.
Information must be kept available, and at suitable intervals demonstrations in the wearing of PPE should be organised.
In addition, a number of other regulations have specific requirements for the provision, maintenance and use of PPE including:
Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (CoSHH) 2002
Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005