Managing Work Equipment


The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) sets out the employer's duty in managing work equipment safely and effectively. It also states that all work equipment must meet certain safety requirements, and be used safely following safe systems of work established by the employer. There are also specific requirements for certain machinery e.g. woodworking machinery, power presses etc.

This health and safety training course will help delegates to understand the requirements of the PUWER Regulations, and enable employers to meet their legal and practical obligations.

Who Should Attend?

The Managing Work Equipment course is designed to introduce delegates to the requirements for managing work equipment. It is suitable for people with responsibility for managing and performing a risk assessment on the use of equipment - including managers, supervisors and safety representatives.

Course Content

  • Scope, suitability and use of work equipment
  • Maintenance and inspection requirements
  • Operation and emergency controls
  • Hand held tool hazards and controls
  • Machinery hazards and controls
  • Conformity and community requirements
  • Control measures for electrical systems and equipment
  • Information, instruction, training and supervision requirements

As part of the course, delegates will be completing exercises and participating in group work. In addition, delegates will be introduced to the Approved Code of Practice for the PUWER Regulations.

Course Material

Each delegate on the Managing Work Equipment course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist delegates.

The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.

Course Tutor

Our trainers and health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals with a broad experience of industries to complement their training skills.

All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a professional trainer's qualification such as the PTLLS certificate.

Course Duration

The Managing Work Equipment course is delivered over half a day (three hours). This also provides the option to deliver two sessions in one day to accommodate a large number of employees split into two groups, so that not all of your employees need to be away from the workplace at the same time.


Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

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This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.

For more information please call 0115 984 9940 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements by clicking the button below.

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