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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Online Learning

This online learning will help learners establish the importance of the safe use of personal protective equipment. With this e-learning course:

  • Identify when Personal Protective Equipment should be used
  • Making sure the use of PPE is proportional
  • Establish what the law requires regarding PPE
  • Selecting the right PPE for the task
  • Describing PPE training requirements
  • How to store and maintain PPE properly
  • Exploring common PPE accidents and how different PPE is meant to protect different parts of the body
  • Review examples of poor PPE choices, the dangers and why workers take risks​

Course Introduction

Wherever risks to health and safety cannot be adequately controlled in other ways, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be supplied.

In some cases, there are more specific regulations which apply to the use of PPE such as hearing protection, respiratory protective equipment and protection against dangerous substances.

Personal protective equipment is designed to protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets and hard hats, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

PPE should be used when risks to health and safety cannot be adequately controlled in other ways, and PPE is seen as a last resort.

This Personal Protective Equipment e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to effectively use protective equipment and help to ensure they avoid injury.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction 
  • Understand why Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be used as a last resort
  • Identify other measures that can be taken before using PPE
  • Explore important considerations when implementing a PPE policy.
Module 2 - Using Personal Protective Equipment
  • State the main areas of the regulations in terms of PPE
  • Understand the important steps in PPE selection
  • Establish why a CE mark is important
  • Know what types of PPE training are needed and why
  • Identify why maintaining and storing PPE correctly are important
  • Say why monitoring PPE usage is important.​
Module 3 - Types of Personal Protective Equipment 
  • State the most common forms of PPE related accidents
  • Explore the types of PPE used to protect different parts of the body
  • Establish why hearing protection doesn’t come under PPE regulations.​
Module 4 - PPE in the workplace
  • Review why some works don’t wear PPE despite knowing the risks
  • Identify the connection between poor PPE usage and poor PPE selection
  • List ways to improve the usage of PPE.
Module 5 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​ including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo


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