Introduction To Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Petzl tech illustration of Petzl equipment for the PPE inspection courseInformation on the legal and regulatory aspects of periodic inspection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection against falls from height.

Objectives:

  • Inform the candidate of the duties and responsibilities of companies using PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Gain knowledge of the responsibilities of directors, health & safety managers, persons responsible for management, inspection or training in the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.

This module does not result in a certificate of competence for the inspection of PPE.

Content:

  • Goals and objectives of the inspection of PPE.
  • Precautionary approach.
  • Risk analysis.
  • Legal obligations of the employer and employee.
  • Potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Legislative framework regarding the inspection of PPE for protection against falls from height (including both sport & leisure).
  • Legislative framework regarding the hire of PPE for protection against falls from height (including both sport & leisure).
  • Recommendations and good practice guide.
  • Development and bringing to market of new PPE, and requirements for manufacturers.
  • Selecting PPE appropriate to the work situation.

Audience:

  • Company directors, health & safety managers, persons responsible for PPE, users (employed or sub-contractors), persons responsible for the management, inspection or training in the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Designated persons, those responsible for inspection of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Persons responsible for the management of a company’s stock of PPE for protection against falls from height (sport and professional).
  • Company owners and employers who have the responsibility of PPE inspection, self-employed workers, Health and Safety managers, etc.
  • Professionals with the responsibility for others using PPE for protection against falls from height. E.g. instructors, supervisors, team leaders and trainers.