Personal Protective Equipment Awareness


Course description

This Personal Protective Equipment course is aimed at people whose job requires them to wear any type of PPE. It identifies the importance of wearing the PPE, using it correctly and looking after it properly.

You will learn about The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, understand the different types of PPE that might apply to you, and identify the signs that might be in a workplace showing the mandatory PPE.

    Course duration

    30 minutes

    Learning objectives


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    Health and Safety Executive

Learning objectives

  • Understand where PPE fits into the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Describe your responsibilities relating to PPE
  • Describe your employers responsibilities relating to PPE
  • Identify different types of PPE
  • Describe how specific PPE should be used
  • Identify PPE signs and symbols
  • Describe how to store PPE correctly
  • Understand how to dispose of PPE correctly
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This course is written in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.

The HSE is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.