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.
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. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.