Whilst the use of RPE should only be considered when other
control measures are impractical or after their implementation a
residual risk remains, there are many workplace situations where
RPE is required.
RPE is capable of providing effective protection, provided that it
is correctly selected, used and maintained. Unsuitable, poorly
maintained and incorrectly used RPE may give limited protection, or
may not provide any protection at all. This could lead to ill heath
in the short or long term, with the possibility of permanent
disability. If the RPE is being used in conditions where there is
an immediate danger to life and health, the situation could prove
This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE
and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control
measure. It will provide training in correctly selecting adequate
and suitable RPE (following the principles of HSG 53 and COSHH
essentials), and how it should be used and maintained. The course
will include practical elements to enhance learning and provide
What will the course cover?
- What RPE is and how it works
- RPE types - capabilities and limitations
- Legal requirements
- Correct selection
- Wearer training
- Correct use
- Management - the 'RPE Programme'
Who should attend?
Individuals who are seeking to increase their knowledge and have
responsibility for the correct selection, use and maintenance of
RPE in the workplace.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre 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
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of this course is £650 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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