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Respiratory Protective Equipment Training (RPE)

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Respiratory Protective Equipment Training (RPE)

About This Course

The purpose of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) training is to provide candidates with an understanding of the law regarding the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) as a chosen control regime; the types of RPE available; the knowledge to select appropriate RPE for particular construction hazards and suitability for the wearer; how to use and maintain the RPE, in order to prevent or adequately control the effects of respiratory hazards on a construction site. This does not cover fit-test competence.

This course can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements, training can be delivered on site using the client’s training room or at a convenient, suitable location.

Please specify relevant PPE/RPE used within the organisation.

Who should attend

This course is designed for people who may be required to select, use or maintain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) as part of work place activities or who needs familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations and practical application of skills in the use of PPE/RPE.


This is a mixture of a classroom-based course, demonstrations and practical use and maintenance of PPE systems common within your industry.

Delegates should bring their own PPE and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to the training course they are expected to wear in the workplace including: Hard Hats, Gloves, Safety Glasses, Goggles, Hi Vis vests, RPE, Ear Protection Etc.

Maximum Numbers : 15 Face to Face
Duration : 3 – 4 Hours

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with workplace activities and provide delegates with a good understanding of selecting appropriate PPE/RPE for work activities taking place, how to wear PPE correctly ensuring it is compatible and maintained.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, delegates will be able to:
the main types of inhalation exposure risks
risk assessment
other control measures to prevent or control exposure
types of RPE
selecting adequate and suitable RPE
use of RPE
maintenance of RPE
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CITB Grants
CITB Grant Course Code: GET2820 (Respiratory Equipment in Construction)

Grant: Tier 1 = £60 per person (Lifetime, non-grant renewal)

Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Please note: There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the amount of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
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