Eye Protection Training


This online training course helps the user to identify hazards and the risk they pose to their eyes, understand how to use the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), first-aid advice, and how to manage risks. 

As a result of taking this course, the user should be able to know how to identify hazards and keep themselves and others safe at work, recognise the different kinds of eye protection equipment and understand how they protect them, and understand first aid advice for when accidents involving eyes happen and how to prevent long term damage.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The risks and potential hazards to your eyes in the workplace.
  • How to protect yourself, including which types of eye protection to use in which situation.
  • How to respond to an eye injury, including first aid measures.

Course Contents

This course consists of four sections:

Section 1: risks and hazards

Section 1 examines the various ways that you can damage your eyes, such as contamination from dust and debris, the risks of such accidents, and what sort of injury they might cause.

Section 2: protecting yourself

Section 2 lists the different types of eye protection and how to choose between them based on the risks you are facing.

Section 3: accidents happen

Section 3 prepares you for how to deal with an eye injury after an accident, from basic first aid to when medical help is required. It also discusses long-term damage that can be done and how to prevent a small injury becoming worse.

Section 4: identifying risk and managing safety

Section 4 details the information you should collect for a risk assessment, taking into account the potential for eye damage, and the responsibilities of all employees for eye safety in the workplace.

About the Course


The Eye Protection training course looks at all the ways that eyes are vulnerable to damage in the workplace, detailing the risks and how to identify and, ultimately, prevent them.

Statistics suggest that around 90% of all eye injuries in the workplace could have been prevented with the use of appropriate eye protection. With this in mind, the course devotes an entire section to breaking down the characteristics of the available types of eye protection and the jobs for which each might be suited. Other parts of the course explain the damage that can be caused to the eyes in the event of an accident, providing basic first aid advice to prevent the injury from resulting in longer-term damage.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 30 minutes to complete.


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