Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Inspectors Course

Helix Operations RoSPA Approved PPE Inspectors Course

3 day PPE Inspectors course

RoSPA approved courseUK legislations that include ‘Working at Height regulations 2005’ (WAH) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) state that all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to be thoroughly examined and inspected at a regular and set interval by a ‘competent person’. A competent person is defined as “someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly”.

Our RoSPA assured course covers both PPE and work equipment, and is designed to qualify an individual as a PPE Inspector with the understanding of:

  • Health and Safety regulations related to the choice, purchase and use of PPE and work equipment.
  • Responsibilities for the inspection of PPE prior to, during and after use including management systems.
  • Practical skills providing the user the ability to identify damage and defects, and the procedures to retire damaged or obsolete items.
  • Dependant on the delegates we are also able to provide advice on how the above relate to government and military organisations and activities both within the UK and overseas whether conducting training, operations or adventure training.

A formal practical and written exam is undertaken as part of the course. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be deemed ‘competent’ to carry out examinations on a variety of equipment.

We offer a high instructor to student ratio ensuring that all delegates receive the highest quality of instruction throughout the three days with the opportunity for discussions and focusing on points that maybe less familiar. 


Our open courses are delivered from our facility in North Wales, but we can deliver closed courses to specific users either at our facility or at a venue of your choosing. 


3 days


£575 (ex VAT) per person

2022 Course Dates

5th - 7th April
31st May - 2nd June 
8th - 10th August
11th - 13th October (Fully booked)
1st - 3rd November (Fully booked)

2023 Course Dates

Please note, all 2023 courses will be £585 (ex VAT) per person

14th - 16th February
9th - 11th May
25th - 27th July
24th - 26th October


For enquiries, or to book a course please Contact us