Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 day

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This specific training course designed to impart a greater knowledge of operational awareness in the safe use of hand tools and equipment. This course ensures compliance with regulation 8 and 9 of the provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Stating that managers and supervisors are to be given adequate information and training to supervise or manage the use of work equipment.


To give employees the operational knowledge required to effectively supervise the safe use of hand tools and equipment in their workplace. On completion of this training course employees will have the back ground knowledge to identify unsafe operating techniques/conditions and take remedial action, including reporting and toolbox talks.


Course Content
  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Understanding the scope of PUWER
  • Duties and responsibilities of employees
  • Supporting legislation, regulations and standards pertaining to the use of work equipment
  • Understand the need for equipment identification, pre-use inspection, statutory inspection and record keeping
  • Lift trucks
  • Understanding normal working requirements
  • Rated capacity and manufactures information
  • Pre-use checks
  • Manual handling considerations
  • Assessing safety in use
  • Overview of electrical test equipment:
  • Pre-use checks
  • Calibration, certification and record keeping
  • Systems of work / permit to work
  • Dangers from latent energy sources
  • Overview of pressure systems:
  • Written schemes of examination
  • Operational maintenance
  • Provision for appropriate training
  • Marking an identification
  • Overview of power and hand tools:
  • Pre-use checks – PAT testing
  • Hand arm vibration awareness
  • Selection and suitability
  • Safety in use
  • Training requirements
  • Identifying common hazards and suitable control measures
  • Storage and transportation