Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)


Course description

This course is designed to inform you about the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, or PUWER for short.
We will look at the commitment to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Learn about how to properly maintain equipment including inspections and if the equipment is fit for purpose and understand which equipment applies to PUWER.

    Course duration

    30 minutes

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    Health and Safety Executive

Learning objectives

  • Determine employee responsibilities in accordance with PUWER
  • Identify the equipment covered under PUWER
  • Determine employer responsibilities for risks and hazards under PUWER
  • Recognise the PUWER requirements to employers for harmful machinery and conditions
  • Identify employer responsibilities for control of work under PUWER
  • Determine the responsibilities of the employer for safety controls under PUWER
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This course is written in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.

The HSE is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.