Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 35 minutes
- Show commitment to The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
- IOSH & RoSPA approved
- CPD accredited
- Essential Site Safety Training
- Perfect for a wide range of industries
- Hazard and warning signs covered
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us for alternative languages
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training 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.
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
- Breathing protection - RPE.
3. Safety Signs Relating to PPE
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
This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 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 Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
Legislations relating to PPE Safety
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
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
Who should take our PPE Training?
Anyone working in construction will at some point have to wear a form personal protective equipment. Our PPE course is aimed that anyone performing high-risk activities or working in high-risk environments (Such as construction sites).
Some jobs/activities that will require PPE training (But not limited to):
- Working with abrasive wheels
- Using vibrating tools
- Working at heights
- Using noisy tools
- Working with or removing asbestos
- Working with electricity
- Working with Asbestos - See our Asbestos Awareness Training.
Why is training required?
If your job requires you to wear PPE, then you are most likely either working in a high-risk environment or working with potentially dangerous equipment. Our PPE training not only teaches you about the different types of personal protective equipment, but it also looks into choosing the right equipment for the job, making sure that your equipment is genuine and how to properly maintain and store PPE.