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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals in the UK who work with equipment, such as machinery, tools and appliances. The course is aimed at those using the work equipment, rather than employers and providers of equipment, although it does provide an overview of the responsibilities placed on employers, manufacturers and providers.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries as a result of working with equipment. This course will give you an overview of how the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) aim to ensure that work equipment is safe and suitable for use.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities when carrying out tasks involving work equipment. It will also indicate your responsibilities for working safely under PUWER.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the requirements of PUWER, you can help ensure that your company complies with the regulations, which will also help to prevent equipment-related incidents at your workplace.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written in reference to the UK Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). It also makes use of current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.
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