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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 PUWER Responsibilities
  2. 2 Safe Standard
  3. 3 Protection and Controls
Animation of men operating work equipment - PUWER Training
PUWER responsibilities as part of PUWER Training.
SECTION 1

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.

Safe Standards in PUWER as part of PUWER Training.
SECTION 2

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?

Protection and Controls in PUWER.
SECTION 3

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. 

Chris Miller, a presenter of PUWER Training

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Chris Miller

The importance of PUWER Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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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.

PUWER Certificate

94 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
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The course is very simple to understand and is short enough to give a basic understanding of PUWER. It keeps the trainee inside the required attention span which many presentations do not. Optional additional information means that the trainee has the choice of broadening their learning or not, which means it can be targeted rather than a blanket coverage.

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I think this course is great because it helps you understanding more about use of equipment and also the lows and regulations

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easy to follow and to the point

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Videos could have been longer, more joined. Some questions were written in a very ambiguous way ie should you physically test, as opposed to visually and to answer that a physical check was deemed wrong, yet STOP switches have to be checked physically in order that there mechanism works properly. (not exactly how the question was worded but principle of how it was worded)

good clear instruction with pictures
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This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Great to learn more things
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Until going on this course I didn’t realise just how much more you can learn, was a very good experience

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I believe the course was an overall success, providing good information via short videos and additional information via links.

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Again very good course got the information I needed

Why is this training important?

Compliance

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.

HSE

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