The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), covers the use of work equipment in the workplace. The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to carry out the pre-use inspection and safe and correct use of the most popular types of woodworking machines in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the trainee will be able to identify defects which is the purpose of the inspection to discover and to have a basic understanding of the safe and correct use of woodworking machines. This course will also cover the basic requirements of the: Electricity at Work Regulations, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (PPE Regulations), The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (with reference to HAVS).

Who the course is aimed at:

The training is intended to benefit individuals involved with managing, supervising or using woodworking machines in the workplace.

Course Contents:

  • Statutory Instruments & Standards
  • Equipment in the woodworking industries
  • Dangers arising from the machines
  • Analysis of accidents
  • Precautions that will reduce risks
  • Safe selection, adjustment and use of guards and safety devices
  • Safe setting, adjustment and use of machines
  • Tooling
  • Basic machine inspections and maintenance
  • Personal Protective Equipment requirements
  • Noise at Work
  • Written Test Paper
  • Appraisals

Training Method:

This is a One Day (08:45 – 16:30) classroom based course, with assessments.

Delegates will be required to complete a written test paper.

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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