Powertool Safety Principles and Practice Course

Powertool Safety Principles TrainingOur Powertool Safety Principles and Practice Course delivers a minimum of 7 hours of classroom and live practical based instruction and assessment for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties use Powertools in the workplace as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

The aim of the course is to enable candidates with limited experience and ability to gain the knowledge and understanding to work safely, understand current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of using powertools and to offer practical steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.

Course Summary

  • Course Duration: 1 Day, usually 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Open Course Price: £115.00 + vat per person (£138.00 inc. vat)
  • In-House Training Course Price: Call 0333 666 0555 for a competitive quotation
  • Maximum Instructor/Delegate Ratio: 1:12
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Based Theory & Practical Training and Assessment
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Awarding Body: Kentec
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice Test Paper, Verbal Questioning and Live Practical Skills Assessment
  • Certification: Each successful delegate will receive an Certificate of Training and Photo ID Card (valid for 3 years)

What Will You Get From The Course

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

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. This course includes the use of a range of Powertools such as:

  • Portable Circular Saw
  • Portable and Bench Mounted Cut-Off & Mitre Saws
  • Portable Jigsaws
  • Portable Rotary Hammer & Percussion Drills
  • Portable Planers

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to state the regulations covering the use of work equipment, have a good understanding of 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 course will include:

  • Statutory Instruments and Standards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Overview of a range of Powertools
  • Analysis of Accidents/Case studies
  • Safe use of Powertools
  • Safe Guarding of Equipment
  • Hazards/precautions when using work equipment
  • Workplace checks
  • Machine checks
  • Personal checks
  • Accessories
  • Care and Maintenance
  • After use Checks
  • Practical Training and Assessment on a range of Power tools

Powertool Safety Principles and Practice – Open Course Schedule

To reserve a place on our open course schedule for the Powertool Safety Principles and Practice Training course follow the links below for your preferred course date, or to speak to one of our training consultants please contact us on:

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