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PUWER Awareness

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This PUWER Awareness course will give you up-to-date knowledge on PUWER and information on how duty holders can comply. It will provide you with an understanding of the importance of PUWER, how to assess the risks and some examples of safe standards and control measures you can adopt in your own workplace.

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All about this PUWER Awareness Course

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) came about to ensure that any equipment provided and used at work is without risks to health and safety, regardless of what it is, and its age, condition or origin.

Throughout this course you will explore what PUWER is, definitions and who has duties under the regulations. You will explore what duty holders must do to comply with the law.

You will also explore the legislation relevant to PUWER and some case studies where duty holders have been prosecuted for failing to protect people from the risks associated with work equipment.

You will look at the meanings of hazard, risk and risk assessment. You will consider the legal requirements for risk assessment, why they are important and who is responsible. You will explore the five steps of risk assessment.

You will look at the work equipment that requires inspection under PUWER and how it relates to the risk assessment process.

You will look at the requirements for maintenance, inspection and thorough examination. You will also consider the training, information and instruction those using and maintaining work equipment may need.

Finally, you will look at the specific requirements for power presses and mobile work equipment.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to PUWER – In the first unit of the PUWER course you will be introduced to what PUWER is and what it requires. You will explore employer and employee duties relating to PUWER and the responsibilities of hire companies and construction contractors.
  • Unit 2 – Relevant Legislation – In this unit you will explore the laws related to the use of equipment in the workplace and the enforcement action duty holders could face if they do not comply with the legislation.
  • Unit 3 – Assessing Risks – Throughout this unit you will explore how to assess health and safety risks associated with the provision and use of equipment in the workplace, you will also cover risk assessments.
  • Unit 4 – Safety standards and controls – In the final unit you will explore safety standards and ways of reducing and controlling the risks associated with PUWER. You will explore the hierarchy of hazard control and some examples relating to work equipment.

RoSPA assured training course

This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

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PUWER Awareness
£20 + VAT