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Machinery Series: PUWER

Live Online

13 August 2024


This course covers the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation and the duties of an employer to provide safe equipment for their employees to use.  The course explains the implications of modifying machines and the steps that need to be taken to evaluate new machines.  The course also gives practical, hands-on advice on how to evaluate the safety of machines and the suitability of guards using a checklist.

Delegates wishing to learn how to carry out machinery risk assessment should attend the 'Machinery Series: Risk Assessment Essentials' course.

Delegates who want to learn about the legislation regulating the design, manufacture and supply of machinery should attend the 'Machinery Series: UK Machinery Regulations' course.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Know the requirements of PUWER
  • Know the machine modifications that are allowed under PUWER
  • Understand the methods for evaluating new machinery and equipment
  • Have an overview of designs for guards and guard dimensions
  • Understand the status and importance of machinery safety standards
  • Know the modifications to control systems allowed under PUWER
  • Understand the methods for improving the safety of maintenance operations

What the course will cover

This course provides an overview of PUWER and introduces the machinery safety standards and machine modifications allowable under PUWER. Delegates will look at the choice of guards and guard dimensions, the use of control systems and impact of failures, as well as the effects of the UK's withdrawal from the EU and the use of the UKCA mark. There will also be interactive learning elements, where delegates will gain practical experience of evaluating the safety of machinery and the suitability of guards.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers that make minor modifications to existing machinery, safety officers and project engineers.

Live online course information

Our live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.


£560 per person (includes digital training resources and certificate of attendance).

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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