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PUWER Training Course

PUWER Training Course RoSPA Approved

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 34 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This PUWER Training course will explain how to maintain a level of safety while using work equipment and understand the responsibilities under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) Regulations. Businesses and organisations can use the regulations as guidelines to help their employees stay safe when using equipment at the workplace.

Employees must be able to identify equipment that is needed for the right task, have the confidence to inspect properly and to put in place suitalble health and safety measures.

NOTE: Not all work equipment will be subjected to the legislation as they could fall under LOLER, which would require LOLER Training instead.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Approved by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 35 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online PUWER Training for?

If a job role requires you to use equipment at work, then being familiar with what's covered under PUWER is much needed. If you look after equipment or employ those that do then looking after their health and safety is legally required by law.

Anywhere that equipment and machinery are being used such factories, offices, shops, construction sites to name a few, would need their staff trained to become aware of the hazards and how they could be managed.

PUWER Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your PUWER Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

The aim of the PUWER Training course is to make you aware of the measures and control one can use to stay safe while using particular types of equipment that fall under the PUWER Regulations.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the key requirements of the PUWER regulations
  • State what equipment is covered
  • Identify key duties and responsibilities
  • Recognise the key risks associated with using work equipment
  • Identify ways of reducing the risks when using work equipment
  • Take appropriate action to maintain safety.

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction

    Introducing the topic, emphasising the potential dangers of working with equipment in the workplace and the importance of taking steps to control the risks.

  • Module 1 - An Introduction to PUWER

    This section introduces the PUWER regulations, lists examples of which equipment is covered, and lists the key duties placed on employers and employees.

  • Module 2 - Identifying and Reducing the Risks

    This section of the course provides guidance for recognising risks, taking appropriate measures and reducing the risks.

  • Module 3 - Equipment Maintenance

    In this final section, you’ll cover the responsibilities associated with manufacturing and buying equipment and the guidelines for maintenance and inspections.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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PUWER Training RoSPA Approved

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 35 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

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