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PPE Essentials

Overview

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 stay compliant with current health and safety regulations. All pretty important stuff, I think you’ll agree.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize PPE legislation and understand its importance
  • List the duties of employers and employees
  • Identify different types of PPE and recognize what does and doesn’t constitute PPE
  • Describe the consequences of not wearing PPE

Why 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, but it’s handy stuff to know regardless. 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?