The course explains how different types of PPE can be used to protect against different hazards in a range of situations. Principles are explained so that learners can relate the learning to their own workplace, and to the PPE they need to wear.
The limitations of PPE are discussed, so that the importance of controlling the hazard at source is understood. The course provides examples of how to reduce risks to health, as well as safety, before considering PPE. While PPE is the final layer of protection, it remains an indispensable control for some activities, and so the course includes advice on how to counter excuses typically given for not wearing PPE.
The care and appropriate use of PPE is a shared responsibility between employers and employees.The course explains what is expected of the employee, and what they can expect of their employer. In particular, the employee needs to report any difficulties they have in wearing PPE, so that problems can be resolved.The learner is asked reflective questions to encourage them to apply their learning to their own work setting.
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.