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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 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 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires 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.
27 real user reviews
excellent course, very informative
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Most not applicable
Most of the course rubbish. More designed for buyers of equipment. Half an hour of my life wasted
Clear and complete
This training is clear and complete. It helped me to understant the PUWER regulation better. The only recommandation I can make is to add the resources that can be downloaded from the slides on the summary of the training.
Comprehensive and concise
I find iHasco courses to be clear, concise and relevant to the subject being trained. The additional resources provided are also useful and helpful.
Very good couse.
I have learned a lot from this training couse. Very well put together..
Good catch up
Very good program
Training is good.
Supplied information is clear, and additional information also useful. More examples could be provided. And inspections part could be more detailed.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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.