Online training course - Introduction to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

The 'Personal Protective Equipment' training course provides PPE training for all users of personal protective equipment and assists PPE users to be aware of their responsibilities. The 'Personal Protective Equipment' training course explains why PPE is an important part of a health and safety program which stresses the importance of the correct usage and storage of PPE.

Course modules :

  • Introduction
    A brief explanation of the overall aims of the course.
  • Employers' Duties
    Explains employers' obligations to provide PPE, appropriate accommodation for PPE as well as appropriate information and training. This module explains why PPE must be provided as a last resort.
  • Your Obligations
    Describes the correct use and storage of PPE.
  • Training Requirements
    Outlines the need for appropriate information and training.
  • Types Of PPE
    This module enables the user to access information and advice on the selection and correct use of a wide range of PPE. Menu driven, it enables users to only access information of particular relevance to them.
  • RPE
    Although most respiratory protective equipment is excluded from the PPE at Work Regulations, this module is included as a brief guide to an important control measure used in many workplaces.
  • Self Test
    15 questions covering each of the previous modules. A certificate is offered if the test is passed.


The PPE course is for:

Employers, employees, the self-employed, managers and any persons responsible for the correct use of personal protective equipment in the work place.

PPE course timing:

The PPE course takes approximately 85 minutes to complete. You are purchasing one copy of this course, with one attempt at the test at the end.

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Tracking of progress takes place on every page of the course. Therefore, if there is a failure for any reason, you can log in again and carry on with the course until completion.

Self Assessment

The course contains an interactive self assessment with mutiple choice questions to test your understanding of the contents of the course. On successful completion of the test, you will receive a downloadable certificate of competency which you may print.

How to buy and do the course

Each course costs 14.95+vat (17.94) which you order and pay for online. Payment is via paypal, which allows you to use a debit or credit card. We are not given any of the payment or personal details.

When you purchase a course - you are buying one copy of the course which contains tutorial material and a test. The test has a passmark of 75%, and you get one go at the test. If you fail it, you must buy another copy and have another go.

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