Personal Protective Equipment
About the Course
Did you know that the most important strategy for protecting healthcare staff from fatal pathogens is wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment fit for purpose. To deliver safe care healthcare staff need to use personal protective equipment and receive adequate training for its use.
Across the industries and In the UK there are approximately 144 fatalities in the workplace and around 621,000 non-fatal injuries every year. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health & Safety risks. However, historical data shows many workers suffering injury failed to comply with protocol..
This course will show how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases that would otherwise occur in the workplace. It includes details of a wide range of PPE options, examines the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers, and provides a real-life case study showing the law in action.
The course will also cover risk assessment and the role it plays in the selection and use of PPE.Other hazard control measures will be discussed.You will also be shown how to use, fit and wear PPE and
Finally, the course will move on to how to use, fit and wear PPE and understand its physical and theoretical limitations.
This course will also address the perceptions and behaviours around wearing PPE and deliver the mandate of PPE compliance.Bringing about this understanding why it is essential to use PPE to reduce the risk of injury.