It’s critical that you provide adequate OHS training for all workers. Among other things, such training should cover any PPE workers must use in doing their jobs, including when to use PPE, how to use and maintain the PPE, how to inspect it for any defects and what to do if any defects are found. But as with any safety training, simply lecturing workers on PPE and then sending them off to use it isn’t enough. You need to take steps to ensure that workers actually understood this training and can apply it on the job.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this quiz for your OHS program, operations and the PPE used in your workplace. Give it to workers after they’ve received PPE training to ensure that they understood this training and can demonstrate the proper use and care of the PPE needed for their jobs. If workers’ answers to the quiz aren’t satisfactory, make sure they get supplemental training. Retain the completed quizzes as evidence that you verified workers’ knowledge and understanding of their PPE training.