course enquiry course enquiry The course will cover the law and levels of responsibility of those who provide, purchase and use equipment. Delegates will gain an understanding of equipment hazards and the assessment of risk, the hierarchy of controls, implementing suitable actions and the recording of assessments. They will be led by the facilitator to a common and clear understanding of the requirements of the legislation.

Who should attend the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Course?

The course is for personnel who purchase or supervise the use of plant and equipment.

Duration: 1 day.

Venue: courses can be delivered on site or at selected venues.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Recognise the ethical, legal and financial context of PUWER in the workplace
  • Understand the concept of equipment hazard, risk and the severity of risk
  • Sourcing equipment and The Supply of Machinery Regulations
  • Suitability
  • Marking & warning
  • Certificates of conformity
  • Information, instruction and training
  • Inspection, maintenance and records
  • Dangerous parts of machinery
  • Specified hazards
  • Controls & isolations/starting & stopping
  • Lighting, ventilation & heating
  • Mobile work equipment & vehicles rolling over

Delegates will be supplied with a risk assessment template and guidance for use in their own workplace.