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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 What is PPE?
  2. 2 Types of PPE
  3. 3 Safety Signs Relating to PPE
Magnifying glass over a protective suit - Personal Protective Equipment Training
A Personal Protective Equipment uniform with a thumbs up and a pass

This section looks at what PPE is and some items which are NOT PPE. It covers when to use PPE, choosing PPE, checking PPE is genuine, maintaining PPE, and storing PPE. It also 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.

A figure with various types of Personal Protective Equipment labelled

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. The different types of PPE (that we include) are hearing protection, head protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand and arm protection, body protection, extreme temperatures, fall protection, and breathing protection - RPE.

A list of Personal Protective Equipment healthy and safety signs as part of our Personal Protective Equipment Training

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 and Warning Signs.

About this course

This training aims to highlight the importance of using Personal Protective Equipment, as well as what you can do to ensure your PPE continues to provide the protection you need.

Every year there are thousands of PPE-related injury accidents in the workplace; around half of these happen because either no PPE is provided when it should be, or because the equipment supplied is not used or maintained correctly. These accidents are easily preventable if those using PPE understand its importance, and how to correctly maintain it. 

This PPE course explains the different kinds of hazards that PPE protects you from, as well covering the different types of Personal Protective Equipment and the laws in place that relate to the provision and use of PPE at work. It also looks into responsibilities, just because you are wearing your PPE, it doesn't mean you are 100% safe. 

iHASCO's PPE training is designed to improve the occupational health and safety of workers in high-risk environments. Make sure you understand everything there is to know about PPE and understand your responsibilities with our online Personal Protective Equipment training. 

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of PPE Training - Personal Protective Equipment

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Keith Wickham

The importance of PPE Training - Personal Protective Equipment

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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PPE Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Personal Protective Equipment Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your PPE Training - Personal Protective Equipment Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

PPE Training Test Certificate

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A very good outline of PPE requirements but I feel it could be more focused on job roles and the PPE required for those specifically. These courses can be a bit tedious and being trained, and tested about the appropriate PPE for jobs you are very unlikely to be doing makes the course longer than it might be and harder to keep attention.

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very good and informative

very informative on all types off ppe/rpe and safety signs and uses basic language

it was ok nothing i didnt already know

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Section 9

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