This new course will be coming to our Health and Safety suite in the coming weeks.

Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, otherwise known as PUWER.

The course starts by explaining the purpose of PUWER, and then turns to look at the types of equipment that fall under this legislation. This is followed by an explanation as to the responsibilities both employers and employees have under the regulations.

Next, the course explores the common hazards associated with the use of work equipment; before moving on to look at different methods of guarding available to keep you safe from injury.

Finally, the course explores the requirements with respect to equipment inspection and maintenance under the regulations.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand what PUWER is.

Learn about the Equipment Listed Under PUWER.

Have an understanding on the Responsibilities of the Employer/Employee Under PUWER.

Learn about the Common Hazards of Using Work Equipment.

Learn about the Different Methods of Guarding.

Carry out Inspection of Equipment.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone in the workplace that uses machinery. This could include site supervisors or managers.


Understanding how work equipment is maintained safe for use, in a safe condition and suitable for the intended use.


Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life

Further Progression

For those needing further safety in construction training, courses such as Working safely and PPE should be completed alongside this one.

For Supervisors that want to continue to enhance their skills, courses such as Introduction to Risk Assessment or Leadership Skills would make great next steps.

Duration:  40 minutes