Personal Protective Equipment




Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Online E-learning Course

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations place a number of essential requirements on employers, not least to provide suitable PPE when the risk cannot be avoided by other means. This module provides the perfect guide to understanding the requirements of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and why we must ensure that when it is used, it is used correctly.

The definition of PPE is “all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or more risks to his health or safety”  This includes a number of items that you’ll probably be familiar with such as: Safety shoes/boots, harnesses, gloves, eyewear and hi-vis clothing such as those listed on drywalltoolsdirect.co.uk. However items such as breathing apparatus and ear defenders are not included in PPE as other regulations apply to these items. The thing to remember is that any additional items must be compatible with PPE equipment.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have learned about:

  • Understand the Law regarding the use of PPE
  • Ensure they understand the importance of using the correct PPE
  • Recognise common safety hazards where PPE is required
  • Have understood the principles of maintaining PPE in good condition

Personal protective equipment (PPE) course content

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  • What is PPE?
  • Assessing suitable PPE
  • The hazards and types of PPE
  • Training
  • Maintenance
  • CE marking
  • Key points to remember
  • Multiple choice questions

Who should complete this course?

The course is designed for all employees who may need to use PPE, so is ideal for induction and refresher training.

  • Prior Learning? - None required
  • Pre Course learning? - None required
  • Certification - All candidates who successfully complete the module will be issued with a certificate of learning
  • Duration - Approximately 30 minutes

For further reading on PPE regulations visit the HSE website

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