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PPE Essentials

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HSL is to run a 2 day course on PPE Essentials.

12-13 September 2017

Introduction

HSL is one of the world's leading organisations in the testing and research of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We have many years' experience in all aspects of PPE and its performance, including helping to develop the British, European and International Standards for PPE. As well as testing and assessing different aspects of PPE performance, we provide bespoke PPE training and support to HSE Inspectors and other public and private organisations and companies. Our knowledge and expertise means that we are well placed to train you to make good use of PPE.

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations, so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure. It will provide training in what a successful PPE programme is, what you need to consider, and what actions are required. The course includes hands-on elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

No PPE provides 100% protection. However, PPE that is correctly selected, used and maintained is capable of providing effective protection. Unsuitable, poorly maintained and incorrectly used PPE may give limited protection or none at all, and may even put the wearer at greater risk. PPE which provides little or no protection is a waste of time and money.

What will the course cover?

  • Risk assessment and the hierarchy of controlsCPD Logo
  • Achieving effective control
  • Relevant legislation on supply and use of PPE
  • The range of PPE and how it works
  • Correct selection, use and maintenance of PPE
  • How PPE performance is described, for example protection factors
  • Types, capabilities and limitations of PPE covering:
    - Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
    - Protective clothing, including gloves and boots
    - Head protection/Eye and face protection
    - Hearing protection
    - Fall protection and PPE for work at height
  • Using different PPE and equipment together at the same time - the PPE ensemble
  • How to put on and take off PPE, including daily checks and avoiding contamination
  • Wearer training and what you need to develop competence
  • The elements of an effective PPE management programme, including implementing and managing a PPE Programme
  • Typical problems with PPE and PPE Programmes


Who should attend?

Anyone who has responsibility for, or is involved with, the selection, use and maintenance of PPE in the workplace.

Venue

The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk

Cost

The cost of this course is £1,100 per person (includes course notes, certificate of attendance and lunch/refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.


For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk or contact the Training & Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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Contact Details

HSL Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

E: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
T: +44 (0)1298 218806