Inspection of Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Inspection Course

This accredited personal protective equipment inspection training course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skill requirements to inspect personal protective equipment in the workplace and ensure it is safe for use in a working environment..

Duration: 6 hours

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

PPE is work equipment that protects the user against health or safety risks in the workplace. It includes helmets, gloves, footwear, eye protection, personal fall protection, safety harnesses, and anything else that is used to protect the user at work.

Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. This course is for those who have the responsibility of inspection and record keeping of your Personal Protective Equipment.

You must inspect your PPE before use to ensure it is safe for use, delegates will learn the skills necessary to inspect their PPE and record their inspection and findings in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

This course is a mix of theory and practical with full participation by the course candidates.

Course Aims & Objectives

To provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Understand the need and requirements to carry out an inspection of your PPE.

The importance of the correct recording and audit procedures of your PPE

Course Content

  • Course introduction – previous use of PPE, experience, and knowledge.
  • MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999).
  • How often should we record our findings (dependent on your risk assessment)?
  • BS EN standards and testing.
  • Collective and individual safety control requirements when inspecting PPE on site.
  • PPE manufacture types.
  • Inspection of your PPE before use.
  • Manufacturing guidelines.
  • Maintenance records of your PPE.
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
  • Identification of the components parts of selected PPE.
  • Markings of your fall protection equipment.
  • General use and the safety precautions that must be followed when fitting and using your personal protective equipment.
  • Who is responsible for inspecting your PPE?
  • How often should we inspect our PPE?
  • Procedures to be followed when disposing of faulty PPE. 
  • Practical assessment on inspection.
  • Recording procedures and documentation.


This course is accredited through CPD (Continuous Professional Development) under the banner of Apple Group Training. Delegates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate that may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are located around the UK.

This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres in the UK.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

If you would like to book a PPE Inspection Training Course onsite, please please contact us for more information.

We can come to you.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 20 years of experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries.

Our trainers deliver easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
This training course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.

Experienced Trainers
We have over 20 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.

Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.

Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

We can come to you.

Our 5* Reviews

Very good delivery of course material and the practical inspection and recording of our harness and lanyards used for height access.

Dan Hopkins

Detailed explanation of individual items of PPE. Richard is very knowledgeable on the current laws and equipment types.

Stuart Meenan

Very Informative and accurate.

Connor Kenny

Very good training course, I now have a much better understanding of what checks to make on a harness and why i must record my findings.

Trevor Bradley

The training provided by Richard Appleyard met all of the objectives, learning about the different items of fall protection equipment that must be inspected, what signs of damage and the importance of the identification label on the product.

Jeff Earls

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    Additional Resources

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work - A Brief Guide


    Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment