Respiratory Protection Equipment - RPE

This training course has been designed to provide the necessary information and instruction to form a satisfactory understanding and awareness of the issues relating to the selection, use, maintenance, cleaning and storage of RPE according to current regulations.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is unlikely to provide optimum protection if the wearer does not know how to use, maintain and store the equipment in the correct manner.

Employers must ensure that adequate training is provided to all operatives, supervisors and managers who have any responsibility for RPE in the workplace before first use. Training should include:

Outline Syllabus:

There are nine modules in the Introduction to First Aid Course:

  • Selection and Use of RPE
  • Correct Donning and Doffing Procedures
  • Current Legislation
  • Basic Maintenance Requirements
  • Cleaning
  • Storage
  • Respirator Face Fit Testing
  • Recording Keeping
  • Final Assessment

Training Method

Use of your own RPE equipment will be demonstrated on this course. As all our instructors are Frontline emergency services personnel and add real value to the course.

Participant Profile

This training course is aimed at operatives, supervisors and managers who wear RPE on a frequent or infrequent basis and/or have a duty to manage RPE procedures in the workplace.

No. of Participants

Max 8

Training Facilities

AV equipment and flipchart. Relevant video clips to emphasise the theoretical background.


4 hours