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OHS~03 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Duration: ± 3 hours | Course Code: OHS~03 | Cost From: R 300 ($20) per person

One of the most important safety aspects of working in a factory, workshop, job site and any environment, is the availability and correct wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Employers are obliged to ensure the adequate protection and safety of their workforce, and therefore provide the correct PPE for the situation and environments their employees are expected to work. Employees also have an obligation to wear and use the appropriate PPE correctly, to ensure the best protected from getting hurt.

Industrial accidents are all too common and can usually be avoided by adequate and correct use of PPE. Accidents are extremely costly, not only to employers, but to the governments of every country, and need to be avoided. Employees owe it to themselves as well as their families to ensure they do not get injured or killed through avoidable incidents.

This module consists of a video of approx ±20 minutes duration, Course Notes and a short Quiz at the end for completion.

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  • To provide staff with an understanding of the importance of selecting and correctly wearing PPE to minimize injury in the workplace
  • To provide knowledge of the different types of PPE available, how to use it and look after it
  • To reduce the numbers of injuries in the workplace

Target Audience

  • All site and workshop factory personnel
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Safety Personnel
  • Trainees

The video presentation could be used as discussion topic in a Safety or Tool Box Talk.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, to have a good knowledge and understanding of:

  • Why it is necessary to wear PPE
  • How to select the appropriate PPE for the job
  • The importance of wearing the correct PPE, correctly
  • The importance of looking after PPE and keeping it in a good condition

Scope & Requirements

This course should be completed once by everyone, and then annually by site and workshop personnel to ensure bad habits are corrected.

Annual refresher recommended.


R 300 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 3 hours
Course Code: OHS~03

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