Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

Course Description

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
theoretical limitations.

Target Audience

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.

Further Progression

Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include Working at Height,
Working Safely and Asbestos Awareness.

CourseModule NumberModule NamePass % Required
PPE 1 Introduction 70
PPE 2 Regulations & Responsibilities 70
PPE 3 PPE in Practice 70
PPE 4 Risk Assessment, Selection and Use 70
PPE 5 Types of PPE 70
PPE 6 Maintenance and replacement 70
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).