PUWER Training

Course Name: PUWER Awareness

This Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) training course provides an awareness of the legal duties for work equipment and how to ensure compliance. It takes a general look at areas such as work equipment inspection, maintenance, suitability, equipment risks and risk controls.

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

Learn PUWER requirements for inspection and maintenance

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

£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 Training

This PUWER course provides a general awareness of how to ensure compliance with this key legislation. It helps users understand the legal requirements to ensure work equipment is used safely throughout its lifecycle.

PUWER 1998 legislation places a legal duty on employers and organisations whose employees operate equipment. Among these requirements employers must ensure equipment is suitable for use and safely used. All employees operating any such equipment must be provided with adequate information, instruction and training to use their equipment safely. Specified risks of equipment must be suitably controlled.

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 equipment used for work purposes is covered by PUWER regulations. PUWER defines equipment as any equipment, machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation. The scope of work equipment is extremely wide. It covers equipment such as pens and paper in an office environment, heavy plant and machinery in an industrial environment , and registers and mannequins in a retail environment.

Why Is PUWER Training Important?

There were 142 worker fatalities and 441,000 injuries in the latest year that data was available in the UK. At the same time, around 4.7 million working days were lost to non-fatal workplace injuries.

Employers have a financial, legal and moral duty to prevent workplace accidents and injuries from occurring. Ensuring the safety of any of the work equipment they operate, and compliance with PUWER legislation, is vital to doing that.

By helping raise awareness of these issues, the PUWER training course helps to ensure that PUWER legislation is followed. It provides guidance on how employers should ensure safe usage and inspection of all equipment used at work.

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 Training with Human Focus?

This PUWER training course raises awareness to help employers maintain clarity on the PUWER legislation and have staff who are well-informed on their duties.

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Ensure compliance with the PUWER legislation and employer guidelines

Reduce potential for accidents and equipment failures at work

Improve worker safety and reduce cost of injuries and sickness absence due to accidents

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PUWER Training Certification

PUWER awareness course 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 approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The PUWER 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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