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Updated October 2016

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Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective EquipmentThe term 'Personal Protective Equipment' covers all equipment which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects them against risks to their health and safety.

If a hazard cannot be eliminated or avoided, then PPE is your last line of defence against potential harm.

Regulations state that your employer must provide appropriate PPE, and training on how to use it safely.

This course helps to provide that training, we take you through the various types of PPE available, learn how to choose the correct protection, how to look after your PPE and check it for faults and highlight individual responsibilities within the workplace.

Approximate duration: 35 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • The legal considerations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The various different types and purposes of PPE
  • How to select the appropriate equipment and check it for faults
  • What do to with faulty equipment

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