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PPE Essentials

Overview

Let’s be honest, most people have painful memories from their school days. The embarrassment, the heartbreaks, the terrible haircuts. Thankfully, those days are over. Learners want to get straight to the point and that’s why this course has been condensed into engaging, manageable chunks that you can take now, on the bus or wherever, via mobile or desktop. Our courses provide learners with important knowledge, information and confidence to do their jobs in a safe, healthy and sustainable way that meets IOSH approved standards.

What is PPE? Well, if you're asking that question, you'll definitely need to take this course. PPE is the shorthand way of saying Personal Protective Equipment. And in this context, we're talking about equipment you might use at work, like hard hats, those luminous wellies and even ear plugs.

It's not just designed to make you look cool. Or at all, for that matter. It's there to keep you safe around the workplace, as well as helping you keep compliant with current health and safety regulations. All pretty important stuff, I think you'll agree.

Who should take this course

This course will be useful to anyone who needs to wear any form of protective gear in the workplace. This might mean construction workers or people who work in factories or in places where there may be hazards. It's unlikely to be much use if you're a desk jockey.

Why should I take this course

PPE is the last line of defence against an injury. You have no excuse NOT to wear it, but why wouldn't you want to keep yourself safe anyway?

At the end of the course, there are a few quick questions to test what you have learnt, so we suggest taking notes. After all, you'll want to protect yourself from having to complete the course again. See what we did there?

What does the course cover

  • What does and doesn’t constitute PPE
  • PPE legislation
  • Duties of employers and employees
  • The different types of PPE
  • Why PPE is important
  • The consequences of not wearing PPE