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PPE User Checks

1 day

1:6 Trainer to Learner Ratio

Course code: PPEU

Training delivered at your site or ours

This course is designed for a wide range of at height Personal Protective Equipment users. The course focuses on the skills and underpinning knowledge needed to carry out regular user, pre and post use checks as well as the associated record keeping requirements.

To enquire about this course, please contact us or call 01323 872308

Please also feel free to check out our upcoming open courses, perfect for smaller groups or individuals

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone responsible for managing, issuing or using PPE at height. These may include: stores, rope access or rescue technicians, outdoor instructors, site managers or operators to name but a few.


Course participants must be a minimum of 18 years old and can read and write in English. They should have knowledge of the types and styles of PPE commonly used in their place of work. Learners will also be required to provide proof of identity at the start of their training.


This course covers the relevant regulations and codes of practice such as EN and CE marking, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations and industry specific guidance such as the Work at Height Regulations and British Standards. Where appropriate the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations, Activity Centres Act and National Governing Body guidance will be covered for those working in the adventure activities sector such as climbing wall instructors. Learners will have hands on experience of genuine PPE failures and explore PPE management administration including cloud based systems. By the end of the course learners will be able to identify and manage PPE issues including quarantining equipment until a thorough examination is completed by a competent person.


The course is assessed using practical demonstration and verbal reasoning throughout. This course culminates in a summative multi-choice assessment paper.


Successful learners will be issued with an STC PPE User Check certificate of competence and photo ID card valid for 3 years from the date of assessment; annual refreshers are recommended.

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