RPE stands for Respiratory Protection Equipment and is often used in working environment where the air is contaminated or have a lack of oxygen.

Not all hazards are the same when it comes to contaminated air. Some substances can cause minor short term effects, while others can have fatal consequences based on the substance and the exposure to it.

Respirators protect workers against hazards such as insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases and vapours. You need to know the hazards and the respiratory requirement for your work environment and the respiratory protective equipment you need.

Based on the country you are located in, there are set regulations you have to comply with as an employer. For UK and the European union it is ‘The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002’ which provide the main requirements related to use of PPE. However, have been amended by ‘The Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018’.

Our RPE toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where employees are working within an environment where respiratory protection equipment is required.

If you are considering our RPE toolbox talk, our PPE Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the RPE Toolbox Talk

Our RPE toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Provide an induction to RPE and why it needs to be used.
  • The Hazards: Outlines the hazards and how they are determined.
  • Control Measures: Define how to select the correct respiratory protection equipment for a job and the required controls.
  • The Law: List the legal requirements related to RPE
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the rpe toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our RPE Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.