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Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

CPD Approved

About The Course

in the current climate, PPE has become one of the most essential tools to protect staff and customers across all organisations. Effective fitting and usage can literally save lives. Even prior to Covid-19, in the UK there were nearly 2oo 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 and correct using of equipment not only reduces risks, but can prevent costly insurance issues.

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 developed for anybody who is customer facing, works in an office and also those who work in industries such as construction where they are likely to need to use a wide range of PPE on a daily basis. Additionally, there are many specific industries where PPE is vital #such as factories, warehouses, window cleaners, beauticians and of course healthcare workers


Candidates who complete the course will develop a thorough understanding of how and why they should use PPE so it is used consistently and correctly throughout their work.

Our 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 including COSHH, Infection Control, Working at Height, Working Safely and Asbestos Awareness. Let us know if you would like us to prepare a tailored bundle for your team.

Modules (Percentage % Pass 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).