Course Detail

HS028 - Selection of Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This 2 hour course will provide detailed look into the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratory tasks and activities. The safety principles to be followed under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations for the selection (including the criteria for a suitable risk assessment and requirements for provision), use (including limitations for protection, correct use and compatibility with substances and tasks), maintenance (including storage, defects, cleaning), and final disposal of PPE will be identified.

The standards applicable to specific laboratory personal protective equipment such as laboratory coats, hand /arm protection (e.g. gloves), eye / face protection and respiratory protection will be explored.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • • Know the safety principles behind the selection of PPE and the regulations that govern selection and use of PPE
  • • Understand the limitations of PPE for protection
  • • Understand the criteria for correct use, maintenance, storage and disposal
  • • Be aware of relevant standards applicable for PPE
  • • Be able to conduct a risk assessment to select the correct PPE for their work

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Venue: Scape 2.01, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam