PUWER Training

What is PUWER?

Identifying the Hazards

The Human Element in Risk Control

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to a safer future!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)” designed for every sector and every industry.

This course is designed to provide essential knowledge and an indispensable resource for ensuring that all personnel involved in the operation, management, and oversight of work equipment are fully informed and compliant with UK regulations.

This essential course is meticulously designed to address the comprehensive requirements set out by PUWER, ensuring that work equipment is used safely and effectively across all sectors. Here, we explore the significance of the PUWER course, its broad-reaching benefits, and how it serves as a critical investment in workplace safety and regulatory compliance.

Course Importance and Objectives

PUWER stands at the heart of operational safety, mandating that all work equipment provided by employers is suitable for its intended use, regularly maintained, and used only by those who have received adequate training. This course is essential because it ensures that workers, supervisors, managers, safety professionals, nominated persons, and C-suite executives possess a thorough understanding of their responsibilities under PUWER.

It aims to foster a deep comprehension of how to assess and manage the risks associated with work equipment, ultimately minimizing the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

Subjects Covered

The PUWER course covers a wide range of vital topics, including:

  • An overview of PUWER and its application within UK law.
  • The responsibilities of employers and employees under PUWER.
  • Risk assessment techniques specific to work equipment.
  • The selection, maintenance, and inspection of work equipment.
  • Training requirements for equipment operators.
  • Special considerations for mobile work equipment and power presses.

Benefits to Companies

Adherence to PUWER is not only a legal requirement but also a fundamental aspect of operational excellence. Companies that invest in PUWER training stand to benefit significantly, including:

  • Enhanced safety and reduced risk of workplace accidents.
  • Compliance with legal obligations, mitigating the risk of penalties.
  • Improved operational efficiency through the proper use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Enhanced reputation as a responsible employer committed to safety.

Empowerment and Compliance

Participants of the PUWER course will gain invaluable insights into the practical aspects of equipment safety, empowering them to make informed decisions and take proactive measures to ensure compliance. This knowledge enables employees at all levels to contribute to a safer working environment, understanding the rationale behind PUWER regulations and their application in daily operations.

Benefits to Individual Learners

For individual learners, this course offers significant advantages, including:

  • Enhanced employability through specialized knowledge and compliance skills.
  • Increased awareness of safety practices, reducing the risk of personal injury.
  • Opportunities for career advancement as a recognized safety professional.
  • The potential to lead and influence safety culture within their organizations.

Environmental Benefits and Digital Learning

The Safetyman Academy’s commitment to online learning platforms, including the PUWER course, reflects an innovative approach to education that aligns with environmental sustainability goals.

By eliminating the need for traditional classroom-based training, the academy helps companies and individuals reduce their carbon footprint, removing the need for travel and accommodation associated with in-person courses. This digital approach ensures that high-quality training is accessible to a broader audience, offering flexibility and convenience while supporting global sustainability efforts.

The PUWER course is a critical component of workplace safety and regulatory compliance, offering comprehensive benefits to companies and individual learners alike. By understanding and implementing the principles covered in this course, participants can ensure that work equipment is used safely and effectively, contributing to the overall safety culture of their organizations. The Safetyman Academy is proud to facilitate this essential training, supporting companies and professionals in their commitment to safety, compliance, and environmental stewardship.

Start today to enhance your knowledge, skills, and career prospects in the vital area of work equipment safety.

In less than five hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate the hazards and pitfalls of failing to implement a PUWER program, effectively manage and promote a culture of safety in the your chosen business. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of workplace projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for all workers, from the new hire to the CEO in every sector and industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of  The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes less than 5 hours
  • Designed for anyone, in any sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in your workplace environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of the business and enhance your wellbeing:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within your industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for PUWER compliance
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the UK and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 5 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

World Safety Family

Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! workplace safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 22 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate