Safety Essentials

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

This course aims to provide learners with an awareness of the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment
Regulations (PUWER) and how they apply in the workplace.
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Learning Outcomes


LO1 Explain what PUWER is and to whom and where it applies
LO2 Identify the types of equipment to which PUWER applies
LO3 Describe how PUWER relates to other health and safety legislation
LO4 Identify the risks involved in working with equipment
LO5 Explain the ‘suitability of work equipment’ requirement and the importance of risk assessment
LO6 Explain the equipment maintenance and inspection requirements under PUWER
LO7 Explain the importance of training and instruction
LO8 Describe the hierarchy of control and the precautions that should be taken when working with dangerous machinery
LO9 Explain the requirements for the stopping and starting of equipment
LO10 Explain the requirement for isolation from sources of energy
LO11 Explain the importance of marking equipment and displaying warning signs
LO12 Describe the requirements for work involving mobile equipment