PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders

Develop knowledge to oversee compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Approved by IIRSM, PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders examines the regulations and what duty holders must do to comply. Course users learn how to manage equipment safety and PUWER compliance throughout its lifecycle, including inspections, risk assessments and equipment modifications.

Users also get a free PUWER inspection and a free PUWER risk assessment e-Checklist. Duty holders can use the e-Checklists to check that inspections and assessments are compliant and create digital reports for easy file management and sharing.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand PUWER legal duties and compliance management

Understand legal duties of equipment manufacturers and how they affect end users

Understand self-certification and steps to make modified equipment safe and compliant

Learn equipment safety principles and how to control or reduce risks

Know how to manage, conduct and implement equipment risk assessments and inspections

Apply PUWER inspection and assessment knowledge to assess when others are competent

This training course is approved by:

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders

£295.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £295.00
6 - 10 £275.00
11 - 20 £250.00

About PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders gives users a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and how they apply to workplaces. It looks at legal requirements and what duty holders must do to meet them.

This course looks at how equipment is designed and certified, as well as how to handle significant modifications. It also examines equipment maintenance, inspection and risk assessment.

Why Is PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders Important?

Workplace safety can only be achieved when all equipment is operated and maintained in line with PUWER.

This course ensures that duty holders understand what they need to do to make work equipment safe and compliant, including overseeing maintenance, inspections and risk assessments.

Course Outline

Eight Modules

Approximately 4 hours

  • What is PUWER?
  • Duties & responsibilities
  • Legal duties of manufacturers & suppliers
  • How equipment safety works
  • Case study
  • Conformity to community requirements
  • Essential health & safety requirements, or (EHSRs)
  • Harmonised technical standards
  • Design stage risk assessment
  • Technical file
  • CE & UKCA markings
  • Declaration of conformity
  • Machinery modifications
  • Eliminate or reduce: inherently safe design
  • Eliminate or reduce: suitability
  • Engineering controls: safeguards
  • Engineering controls: types of guards
  • Engineering controls: types of devices
  • Engineering controls: other safeguards
  • SSW: energy isolation
  • SSW: information, instruction & training
  • Mitigation: warning & markings
  • Specific risks
  • Specified Hazards
  • Temperature
  • Lighting
  • Other equipment hazards
  • Control systems
  • Stability
  • Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Facts about work equipment accidents
  • Identify the hazards
  • Decide who might be harmed & how
  • Evaluate the risks & decide on precautions
  • Record your findings
  • Review your assessment
  • Case Study
  • Purpose & modifications
  • General condition and maintenance
  • Environment and context of use
  • Safety systems – guards
  • Safety systems – censors
  • Equipment controls
  • Energy isolation
  • Markings & warnings
  • Instructions & training
  • Case Study

Why Choose PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Develops PUWER knowledge relevant to different industries and workplaces

Gives duty holders the tools to oversee and deliver PUWER compliance

Reduces overall risk and promotes equipment safety throughout its lifecycle

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders e-Checklist

Course users get access to a free PUWER inspection e-Checklist to manage inspections and record outcomes.

Duty holders can use the e-Checklist to:

  • Guarantee inspections meet necessary standards for compliance and safety
  • Streamline and standardise inspections and pre-use checks
  • Create digital reports for easy record-keeping and compliance
  • Track inspection outcomes and ensure reports are closed


Course users also get access to a free PUWER risk assessment e-Checklist to guide assessments and prove compliance.

Duty holders can use the e-Checklist to:

  • Ensure risk assessments are thorough and cover critical hazards
  • Create digital assessments for easy file management and evidence of compliance
  • Share risk assessments instantly with all necessary parties
  • Help operators and maintenance teams work safely with equipment

Note: The e-Checklist licence is free for one year. This offer is for one e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes this course.

This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

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PUWER Compliance Management for
Duty Holders Certification

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders Training Certification

Course Assessment

Users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass.

Approved Certification

The IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

What Does My Certificate Include?

The PUWER Compliance course certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

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