Safe Use of Portable Power Tools

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Address:Lodgemore Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EQ

Duration:1 - 2 days

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Duration: 1 - 2 days
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Personnel who in the normal course of their work is required to inspect, correctly use and maintain various types of portable power tool to assist them in daily work operations.


To give candidates specific training on all aspects in the correct use portable power tools allied to their work situation, and to update them on Health & Safety reference to the Provision and use of work Equipment regulations and Best Practice.


On completion of training candidates should be able to safely inspect, correctly use and maintain various types of portable power tools


  • Introduction, aim and objective
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
  • PPE Selection for tools used
  • Hand tool type and usage
  • Selection of the correct portable power tool for the job
  • General workshop health and safety
  • Inspection of tools prior to use
  • Common ha tool faults
  • Accidents – Cause, Prevention and Reporting
  • Safe use of various types of portable power tool
  • Operator safety and tool maintenance
  • Safe Storage of tools and equipment
  • Specific tool operating techniques and safety issues, including but not limited to:
    • Electric and battery drills, circular, reciprocating and jigsaws, orbital and belt sanders, routers
  • Course summary, documentation and closure