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Course Synopsis

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) applies to the provision of all work equipment, including toolbox tools, laboratory apparatus, ladders, lifting and mobile work equipment. PUWER applies to all workplaces and work situations where the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 applies.

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to carry out and conduct PUWER inspections on your machinery. Our training team will explain your obligations in order to meet the legal requirements of the Regulations. During this course we will outline when PUWER inspections should be carried out and what they should contain. You will gain a better understanding of how the PUWER Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) will help you meet your legal obligations.

PUWER inspections are normally based around European and International standards as they can, if followed correctly, prov ide a presumed level of compliance. European and International standards are not law but provide the best way of showing you have fulfilled your legal obligations in complying with PUWER and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.The course will outline some of the most common European and International standards to ensure that you implement practical, effective and compliant control measures.

Risk assessment is an integral part of the machinery safety process. The course will cover risk estimation, evaluation and reduction using the Preliminary Hazard Analysis system (PHA). The course will include working examples from real life scenarios to ensure that you leave with a good understanding of how to carry out risk assessments on machinery in your work place.

To some people, conducting a PUWER inspection on their own machines can be quite a daunting task at first, so we at ST&L will provide you with a PUWER check list. This easy to follow check list will offer step by step guidance when carrying out your practical inspections.

Throughout this course there will be plenty of practical examples and lots of pictorial references to real life situations in order to underpin and expand your knowledge base of this subject. This course will identify key issues which may arise when purchasing new equipment or machinery giving you the information to make sure that your new machinery will be PUWER compliant.

All our courses are delivered by fully trained and qualified professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their given fields.