The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
Half day Certificate of Completion

Course Summary

To give an introduction to and awareness of the legislative requirements, personal responsibilities and safe procedures for risk assessing, working with and maintaining safety with Work Equipment.

The course content is as follows:-

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations with respect to Power Presses
  • Power press mechanisms
  • Safety devices
  • Safety in press brakes
  • Accident causes and preventative measures
  • Legal requirements
  • Work of the tool setter.
  • Tool design and its influence on safety
  • Individual practical instruction

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.

Who is it for?

Persons operating or using a Power Press as part of their employment.

You will need

Candidates are not required to bring anything with them on this course.

Your skill level

No previous experience is required.


What are the main requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)?

The main requirements are essentially that any risks to people’s health and safety arising from the use of work equipment are prevented or controlled by:

* selecting and providing the right equipment for the job
* ensuring work equipment is safely used by trained people
* inspecting and maintaining work equipment so it remains safe

These requirements must be met by employers, the relevant self-employed and by people who have control over work equipment. If you are self-employed and your work poses no risk to the health and safety of others, then health and safety law may not apply to you.  HSE has guidance to help you understand if the law applies.

What is work equipment?

Work equipment is any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work, whether exclusively used at work or not. The scope of work equipment is therefore extremely wide.

Do I need training to prepare work equipment?

Yes. You need to be appropriately trained to prepare and check work equipment, but this doesn’t always mean formal, certificated training. Often the work to prepare or check equipment prior to use can be carried out following manufacturer’s instructions using basic skills and common sense. However, for certain types of equipment, there are well-recognised industry schemes that cover, for example, the mounting of abrasive wheels. There are also certain equipment-specific legal requirements (for example, the training of setters and people undertaking daily inspections on power presses.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.