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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 PUWER Responsibilities
- 2 Safe Standard
- 3 Protection and Controls
We take a look at the responsibilities in PUWER. What equipment does PUWER apply to? Who is responsible for what, with a slight focus on employees responsibilities.
We explore safe standards surrounding PUWER, including equipment maintenance, minimising risks, inspections, special considerations and the question that you should always ask: is the equipment fit for purpose?
In addition to safe standard, we look at the specifics of protection and control when using dangerous equipment. We explore things like using guards, controls and stop controls, power presses and mobile work equipment.
About this course
PUWER stands for The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It provides needed guidelines to demonstrate how you can stay safe when using equipment at work. The regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have any sort of control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment.
Our CPD Accredited Online PUWER Training course aims to educate you on when equipment is suitable for use, safe to use, inspected properly and accompanied by suitable health and safety measures. This course is perfect for working towards compliance with current legislation.
You will find that some types of work equipment are subject to other legislation, such as LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations). You may, therefore, find our LOLER Training useful.
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PUWER Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This PUWER Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your PUWER Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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Some tricky questions
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Very clearly presented
Excellent course especially for managers and engineers.
Usefull! Thank you!
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A very good training course.
The 'PUWER Training Course' was well structured and very informative. There were several sections to read through and I now have a better understanding of PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations).
What are the PUWER regulations?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
Any equipment used in the workplace must be maintained and adapted so that employees are not prone to the risk of injury and jeopardise Health and Safety. The PUWER regulations can be found below, so you can familiarise yourself with any offer a framework that work equipment should meet:
You must ensure that the work equipment you provide meets the requirements of PUWER. You should ensure that it is:
■ suitable for use, and for the purpose and conditions in which it is to be used;
■ maintained in a safe condition for use so that people’s health and safety is not at risk; and
■ inspected, in certain circumstances, to ensure that it is and continues to be safe for use. Any inspection should be carried out by a competent person (this could be an employee if they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to perform the task) and a record kept until the next inspection.
The benefits of a PUWER training course for your business
A safe workplace means a happy workplace. Giving employees the peace of mind that they are working in a safe working environment and that the machinery they are operating is fit for purpose can make all the difference for your business.
Being recognised as a safe business helps to boost your standing amongst employees and increase your reputation within your specific industry. If your company gains a negative reputation for being unsafe, either through bad working practices or previous injuries, this will have a severe impact on the success of your business moving forward. Aligning your business approach to Health and Safety helps to raise awareness within the workforce and manage responsibilities effectively. That way, you’ll only serve to enhance your reputation, develop the understanding and knowledge to upskill your workforce and improve the morale of your employees.
What insights can employees gain an understanding of in this PUWER training course?
Our PUWER training course serves many different learning objectives. It helps to equip your employees with all the PUWER knowledge they need to understand the importance of the PUWER regulations. Topics covered include:
- Awareness of staff duties and responsibilities under PUWER regulations
- Identifying and managing risk with sufficient control measures
- What hazards PUWER covers
- Preparing for a PUWER inspection