According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work and need to meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (as amended)
“PPE is equipment that will 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”
“Hearing protection and respiratory protective equipment provided for most work situations are not covered by these Regulations because there are other more specific regulations that apply to them. However, these items need to be compatible with any other PPE provided.”
This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) eLearning course explains the importance of PPE and how it keeps employees safe in the workplace. It explains the responsibilities of providing, using, storing and maintaining PPE.
Users will learn how to identify examples of PPE and when to use it. Additionally, safety signs will be explained. On completion of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) eLearning course, users will be able to identify the difference between a hazard and a risk.
The course explains the importance of correct training in the maintenance and use of PPE . PPE is provided for your protection. You must co-operate by wearing and using it properly. There are no excuses for not wearing PPE when needed. PPE can help reduce injury to yourself, your work colleagues and to the general public.
Main sections in this Personal Protective Equipment online training:
- Types of PPE
- Use of PPE
- Final Test