Powertool Safety - Principles

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Course Overview

Our Powertool Safety Principles Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours of instruction and is designed to teach up to a maximum of 12 delegates. It provides training to help individuals to work safely, understand current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of portable power tools. The course is industry specific (construction/engineering/carpentry) and the range of power tools covered during the course can be tailored to suit your needs.

Employers must ‘ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for the purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and the precautions to be taken’ (PUWER regulation 9). There is a similar duty to ensure adequate training in relation to supervisory and managerial staff.

If you require training with live and powered powertools, please see our Powertool Safety - Principles and Practice Course.

Delegates who also use Abrasive Wheels on a regular basis, may benefit from attending our Portable Powertools and Abrasive Wheel Safety Course. Please note that there is no live practical on this course.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, unpowered practical training and assessment.

The Powertool Safety Principles Course will benefit individuals involved with using, supervising or managing the use of portable power tools both commercially and privately. The course is industry specific (construction/engineering/carpentry) and the range of power tools covered can be tailored to suit your needs if you require specific tools to be covered.

Since the safe use of power tools require that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension at CEFR Levels C1/C2 are important requirements for any user.

Successful delegates will receive a Powertool Safety Principles e-certification accredited by Kentec Training valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course. Delegates will gain an understanding of the regulations covering the use of work equipment, the hazards arising from the use of work equipment, precautions to be taken, workplace checks, end-user safety checks, personal checks, machine checks and how machines are guarded.

The agenda for the Powertool Safety Principles course includes:

  • Regulations, Statutory Instruments and Standards
  • Risk Assessments and Controls
  • Overview of a range of Portable Electrical Powertools
  • Analysis of Accidents/Case studies
  • Safe use of Portable Electrical Powertools
  • Safe Guarding of Equipment
  • Hazards/Precautions when using Work Equipment
    • Mechanical/Contact Hazards
    • Noise Hazards
    • HAVS Hazards
    • Respiratory Hazards
    • Correct P.P.E Selection
  • Pre-Use Workplace checks
  • Pre-Use Machine checks
  • Pre-Use Personal checks
  • Accessories
  • Care and Maintenance
  • After use Checks
  • Assessment

"Lots of additional information to take away with me. Will help me stay safe using the equipment"
- Stephen Cope

"Very informative and specific, great course!"
- David Brand

"The course was very good and presented in a thorough but easy to understand manor"
- Adrian Hardcastle

"Instructor presented in a knowledgeable way and came across professional"
- Michael Lovall

"I enjoyed the course and liked that it was interactive and you could ask questions rather than listen for hours straight"
- Oliver Stonewall