CPD & IIRSM Approved
In the UK there are approximately 144 fatalities in the workplace and around 621,000 non-fatal
injuries every year. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health &
Safety risks. However, historical data shows many workers suffering injury were not wearing this
This course will show how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities,
injuries and diseases that would otherwise occur in the workplace. It includes details of a wide range
of PPE options, examines the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of
employers, employees and suppliers, and provides a real-life case study showing the law in action.
The course will also cover risk assessment and the role it plays in the selection and use of PPE along
with discussing other hazard control measures that can be implemented.
Finally, the course will move on to how to use, fit and wear PPE and understand its physical and
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand the legislation surrounding the use of PPE, legal obligations and the safety
standards that need to be met for PPE to be effective and safe to use.
• Recognising the PPE is the last choice in the hierarchy of control and must only be used
when stated as appropriate in risk assessments.
• Evaluate the different types of PPE, state where it provides protection and understand that
PPE can be used in combination as 3 or 5 point protection.
• Demonstrate an understanding for good maintenance and the need for replacement of PPE.
• Create effective methods to ensure broken or PPE that needs maintaining is not used.
This course is primarily aimed at people that work in industries such as construction where they are
likely to need to use a wide range of PPE on a daily basis. However, there are many other areas of
work where PPE is required such as factories, warehouses, window cleaners, healthcare workers,
beauticians and many others.
One of the key things this course is intended to do is to teach people why they should use the PPE
that is supplied to them and it is some of these other work areas where this message will be most
Candidates understanding how and why they should use PPE will mean they are more likely to use it
consistently and correctly throughout their work. This has the advantage of reducing their risk of
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the
modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work
and personal life.
Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include Working at Height,
Working Safely and Asbestos Awareness.
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 60 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes