Phoenix Safety Services offers a Selection and use of PPE Training Course for businesses across the south of England.
When work practices are not possible because employees do not have adequate protection to carry out the tasks involved, employers have a legal obligation to provide their staff with personal protective equipment (PPE). Employees are responsible for assessing their workplace to find and confirm any hazards that may require them to wear PPE. They should also ensure that their PPE is correctly worn and well maintained.
Our Selection and use of PPE training course covers the following topics in regard to the safe and proper use of PPE in the workplace:
- How to wear PPE correctly
- Types of PPE protection
- How to assess whether PPE is required
- Care and correct use of PPE
- Limitations of PPE
- Correct disposal of damaged PPE
The wearing of PPE should be determined by an initial assessment of the situation and hazard identification. Employers must also take comfort levels into consideration when insisting on the wearing of PPE for employees. PPE that fits well will be better received.
The importance of PPE
PPE is important to ensure the protection and safety of employees. Employers should provide staff with clear safety instructions, supervision and training so that their team works responsibly and knows when to use PPE equipment. Even in instances where safe practices have been adhered to, there is still a chance of risk and hazards to the human body. PPE equipment is designed to keep the body safe from:
- Breathing in polluted air
- Injury from falling materials
- Debris and particles entering the eyes, ears, nose and mouth
- Corrosive substances
- Extreme hot or cold temperatures
Use of PPE in the workplace
PPE is designed to be used as a last resort and to protect the body from dangerous hazards. The equipment must be chosen and worn carefully, with employees knowing how to detect faults in the equipment and to dispose of it if it doesn’t provide sufficient protection. On this course, delegates will learn how to decide when it is necessary to wear PPE by considering the hazards they are exposed to, how long they are exposed for, and which items of PPE need to be worn at the same time to minimise risk. The course will also cover maintenance of PPE so that it remains clean and in good condition, as well as storage requirements and disposal of damaged equipment.
Selection and use of PPE Training Course with Phoenix Safety Services
Does your workplace require the use of PPE? Do your staff require additional training on their responsibilities and the wearing of PPE? Phoenix Safety Services is one of the UK’s leading health and safety consultancy providers offering safety training and PPE awareness courses for businesses across the UK. We cover London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Wirral, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, Coventry, Belfast, Leicester, Sunderland, Doncaster, Stockport and many more locations.