PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users

Ensure equipment users understand and comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Approved by IIRSM, this course raises awareness of PUWER and how it relates to everyday work. Equipment users can flag safety concerns and operate equipment in line with regulations.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Gain awareness of the duties and responsibilities under PUWER regulations

Understand the specific hazards that the legislation covers

Gain an understanding how and why different labels and markings are used

Identify equipment risks and control measures

This training course is approved by:

PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50
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About PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users

PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users provides awareness of the regulations and their legal requirements. End users understand how to ensure work equipment is operated safely throughout its lifecycle.

PUWER places legal duties on employers and organisations that own, operate or control work equipment. They must ensure equipment is suitable and used safely. To ensure safe use, equipment operators must be provided with adequate information, instruction and training.

PUWER applies to every sector where the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 applies. This includes in factories, offices, shops, schools and universities, and places of entertainment.

All work equipment and machinery is subject to PUWER. The regulations cover pens and paper in an office to heavy plant and machinery in an industrial environment.

Why Is PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users Important?

There were 142 worker fatalities and 441,000 injuries in the UK. Non-fatal injuries also caused a loss of 4.7 million working days.

Employers have a legal, financial and moral duty to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. Training workers to comply with PUWER and operate equipment in line with regulations is vital to ensure their safety.

This course develops PUWER awareness and how it relates to equipment users’ routine work. It provides guidance on equipment safety and how to operate machinery in line with PUWER best practice.

Course Outline

Single Module

40+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • What is PUWER?
  • Duties & Responsibilities.
  • Specified Hazards
  • Suitability
  • Specific Risks & Restricting Use
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Information, Instruction and Training
  • Markings & Warnings
  • Hardware Controls
  • Temperature
  • Lighting
  • Stability
  • Specific Equipment Risks

Why Choose PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users with Human Focus?

This PUWER training course raises awareness and helps equipment users comply with the regulations and ensure safety.

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Supports compliance with PUWER and equipment safety

Reduces risk of accidents and equipment failures

Raises awareness of PUWER and how equipment users can comply and protect themselves

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PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment
Users Certification

PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users Training Certificate

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 Awareness 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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