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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


In May of 2020, the Health and Safety Authority released figures illustrating the number of fatalities within the workplace over a twelve year period since 2008. The notable and alarming statistic being that an average of 49 people each year have encountered a fatal injury while at work here in Ireland. Historical evidence suggests that of the numerous workers who suffer any work related injury, many were not wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) clothing.

This course is designed to show the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when it comes to prevention and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases that would otherwise take place in the workplace. It provides insights into the various PPE options available, the legislation and regulations applicable to employees, employers and suppliers.

The course also examines risk assessment when it comes to selecting the appropriate PPE along with further hazard control measures that can be implemented.

Finally, the course provides information on how to use PPE, while understanding its physical and theoretical limitations.

**Can be completed in partnership with the Infection Control course we additionally provide.

Who is this for?

This course is ideal for people involved in the construction industry, where numerous PPE is likely to be needed on a daily basis.

How long is the course?

The duration of the course is 60 minutes of instructor led video content, with additional time required for answering interactive questions throughout the course.


The cost of the course is €35 per person. Discounts are available for 10 or more candidates booking the course. For further information on group discounts please email or ring 087 250 4888.


Like all our interactive e-learning courses that we provide here at First Aid Direct, every candidate is required to engage with the course material and answer multiple-choice questions throughout each module. Candidates must receive a minimum of 70% to successfully pass the course.

The course concentrates on key Personal Protective Equipment topics including:

1. Introduction
2. Regulations & responsibilities
3. PPE in practice
4. Risk assessment, selection and use
5. Types of PPE
6. Maintenance and replacement

This course is approved by First Aid Direct and accredited for 2 units of CPD.

Upon completion of the course candidates will receive a ‘Personal Protective Equipment’ certificate.

  • Cost effective
  • Saves time
  • Flexibility
  • Improves performance and productivity
  • Lower environmental impact

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