PUWER Assessor Training

Course Name: PUWER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 training for competent persons provides a comprehensive understanding of how a competent person under PUWER can fulfil their duties. The course examines key areas such as the legal duties of employers and manufacturers and equipment suitability and safety standards.

This PUWER assessor training course walks users through a PUWER risk assessment and gives a clear example of how a PUWER inspection should be conducted. The course comes with a free e-Checklist which guides users through a detailed PUWER inspection, whilst automatically recording the results.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Legal requirements of PUWER and an understanding of associated legislation

Legal responsibilities of equipment suppliers and manufacturers and how the end users of equipment can take on these duties

Health and safety requirements and standards for machinery

Equipment certification and self-certification process, including the role of technical standards and design stage risk assessment

Machinery and equipment safety principles and how hazards are reduced by both the manufacturer and end user

Equipment safety requirements under PUWER and how to ensure these are met

Role and steps of the risk assessment process for work equipment

How to put risk assessment into action through user journeys, evaluating the level of risk and putting into place adequate risk controls

How to carry out a PUWER inspection

This training course is approved by:

PUWER Management & Inspection for Duty Holders

£295.00 +VAT

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

About PUWER Assessor Training

This PUWER assessor training is designed to provide employers with a comprehensive awareness of how PUWER legislation applies to their operations. It looks at key information, such as the legal duties involved, and how to meet them.

This course looks at how equipment is designed, and certified, how to handle significant modifications, how to ensure it is maintained and how to risk assess work equipment and how to conduct a PUWER inspection.

Why Is PUWER Assessor Training Important?

Maintaining safety in the workplace is essential. And a vital part of this is ensuring that the equipment that is operated is done so in a healthy and safe way. With the numerous risks that any piece of equipment brings, as well as the challenges of its operation, it is necessary to organise all legal responsibilities and safety measures in a step-by-step process.

According to the Building Safety Group (BSG), PUWER equipment breaches increased in Q1 and Q2 of 2021 by about 40%, highlighting that duty holders need to reassess their roles and responsibilities. This course ensures that duty holders are aware of what they need to do to keep equipment usage safe and to ensure that thorough maintenance and inspections are carried out regularly.

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 the PUWER Assessor Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training method

Discounts on volume purchases

Provides excellent trainee support

It helps keep new and existing equipment safe by maintaining certain standards and regulations for different industry sectors and conditions

Reduces overall risk by helping in risk assessment and safety compliance

Puts forward proper roles and responsibilities of duty holders to maintain a legal precedence of responsibility

To ensure that equipment and machinery buyers, sellers, manufacturers, and users, all maintain proper safety procedures and risk mitigation practices

PUWER Assessor Training e-Checklist

This online PUWER risk assessment training course gives essential guidance in respect to complying with this legislation, which includes a detailed look at PUWER inspections. Inspections including pre-use checks and thorough examinations must be conducted on work equipment where necessary.

The Human Focus PUWER inspection e-Checklist is an integrated digital tool, which thoroughly guides you through a PUWER inspection, and helps you to record and report it.

  • The content of this checklist covers the latest standards and will help carry out a mandatory PUWER inspection
  • The e-Checklist will help reduce administration time during work equipment pre-use checks

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 Assessor Training Certification

PUWER management and inspection for duty holders training certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The PUWER assessor training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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