PPE Online Training

This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Online Training Course:

  • Considers where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fits in the hierarchy of risk controls
  • Outlines how responsibilities for providing and using PPE are shared between employers and employees
  • Explains how to use, maintain and store PPE to maintain its effectiveness
  • Is Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz PPE online training considers the role of personal protective equipment within a safe system of work.

It explains the importance of considering other measures further up the hierarchy of controls (elimination of hazards, reduction of risk, collective protection etc) before resorting to PPE.

This slide from the PPE Online course describes the different types of PPE and when they should be used
This slide from the Personal Protective Equipment Course details the different types of safety signs

Course Content

The PPE training explains different types of PPE, and how and when to use them. Common workplace signs used to indicate PPE must be worn are illustrated and recognition of those signs is tested within the course. The benefits and limitations of PPE are discussed.

The responsibilities of employers to select, maintain and replace PPE are covered, along with the users’ responsibilities to follow instructions and training on usage, storage and care of PPE.

Questions and interactive exercises, such as matching tasks, are used to prompt the user to think about how to apply the lessons learnt in the course.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this PPE course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions - with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

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White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

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Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.

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Our PPE course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.

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On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.

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Our PPE course is RoSPA approved and certified by IIRSM, ensuring the learning experience we provide is rigorous, proactive and adheres to the highest standard of training.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • PPE training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.
  • Although examples are given to help people think about the selection of different types of PPE, the course is not a substitute for technical advice on choosing specific PPE variants to match particular hazards.
  • Always obtain information from the manufacturer or supplier as to the suitability of PPE (especially RPE and gloves) for the substances to which users will be exposed.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

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Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for both those who need to wear PPE as part of a safe system of work, and those tasked with considering how PPE fits into the risk assessment of a task or location.

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