PPE Training & Certification

All options include a safety training PPE class, written PPE hazard assessment, and PPE hazard assessment form (a PPE checklist to use when administering a practical exam).


What do we offer? Whether you want PPE training and certification in as little as two hours with our online PPE class or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the PPE safety training you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford. This course is CSA-compliant. PPE testing is not a problem when you purchase our training, each option we offer comes with the written PPE hazard assessment as well as a PPE checklist to use when administering the practical exam.


What are my options for P.P.E. Training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a PPE PPT presentation used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification. More Info

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.


What’s in the Safety Training and Certification PPE Class?

Our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training course is built to regulation standards. This class discusses topics including establishing a program, classifications of PPE, hazards, and more.

In regards to PPE testing. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written PPE hazard assessment included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a PPE checklist. This is a ppe hazard assessment form for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for PPE:


  • Encompasses these Canadian Standards
  • CSA Standard Z94.4-02 – Selection, Care and Use of Respirators

  • CSA Standard Z94.3-07 – Eye and Face Protectors

  • CSA Standard Z94.1 – Protective Headwear

  • CSA Standard Z195-09 – Protective Footwear

  • CSA Standard Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use

  • CSA-Z617-06 (R2011) – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Blunt Trauma

  • OSH Act sections 25, 27 and 28

  • Canada Labour Code, Part II Subsection 122.2, sections 125 and 126

  • Encompasses these International Standards
  • ANSI Z87.1-1989 – Eye and face Protection

  • ANSI Z89.1-1986 – Head Protection

  • ANSI Z41.1-1991 – Foot Protection


What is the PPE train the trainer course exactly?

The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.


Why do I need PPE training?

OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for PPE training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” Likewise, Canada requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their employees.

Because of these requirements, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with PPE. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.


  • Did You Know?

  • PPE has different levels of defense to accommodate different needs.

  • Cleaning PPE affects the way PPE functions.

  • PPE saved the lives of two of the ten archeologists re-investigating King Tutankhamen’s tomb in the 1970s. The others died because, at the time, they weren’t required to wear it.



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