PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users

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PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users

Ensure equipment users understand and comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Approved by IIRSM, this course raises awareness of PUWER and how it relates to everyday work. Equipment users can flag safety concerns and operate equipment in line with regulations.

This online PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users course provides awareness of the regulations and their legal requirements. End users understand how to ensure work equipment is operated safely throughout its lifecycle.

PUWER places legal duties on employers and organisations that own, operate or control work equipment. They must ensure equipment is suitable and used safely. To ensure safe use, equipment operators must be provided with adequate information, instruction and training.

PUWER applies to every sector where the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 applies. This includes in factories, offices, shops, schools and universities, and places of entertainment.

All work equipment and machinery is subject to PUWER. The regulations cover pens and paper in an office to heavy plant and machinery in an industrial environment.

Why Is PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users Important?

There were 142 worker fatalities and 441,000 injuries in the UK. Non-fatal injuries also caused a loss of 4.7 million working days.

Employers have a legal, financial and moral duty to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. Training workers to comply with PUWER and operate equipment in line with regulations is vital to ensure their safety.

This online PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users course develops PUWER awareness and how it relates to equipment users’ routine work. It provides guidance on equipment safety and how to operate machinery in line with PUWER best practice.

What's Included in the PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users Course?

  • Comprehensive yet concise explanation
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain awareness of the duties and responsibilities under PUWER regulations
  • Understand the specific hazards that the legislation covers
  • Gain an understanding how and why different labels and markings are used
  • Identify equipment risks and control measures

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

40 Minutes

Course Content

This PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users course contains the following sections:

  • What is PUWER?
  • Duties & Responsibilities.
  • Specified Hazards
  • Suitability
  • Specific Risks & Restricting Use
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Information, Instruction and Training
  • Markings & Warnings
  • Hardware Controls
  • Temperature
  • Lighting
  • Stability
  • Specific Equipment Risks

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion. The PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

Why Choose PUWER Awareness for Work Equipment Users with Human Focus?

This PUWER training course raises awareness and helps equipment users comply with the regulations and ensure safety.

  • Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
  • More affordable than in-person training
  • Discounts on volume purchases
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Supports compliance with PUWER and equipment safety
  • Reduces risk of accidents and equipment failures
  • Raises awareness of PUWER and how equipment users can comply and protect themselves

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All you need to complete our e-learning courses is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.

E-learning is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective, meaning you can progress through the modules at your own pace, at your own time to fit the training in around your work and personal life.

Short online courses also help employers to demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duties to ensure their personnel have been adequately trained.

Once the courses have been completed, a confirmation of results can be saved or printed as evidence. This can then be kept on record as evidence of suitable training.

  • Learning management system that delivers training on laptop, PC or mobile app
  • Automatically track all learning via online competency matrix
  • Combine all records in one place – upload offline certificates
  • Share training records via QR code training passport

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Step 3

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Human Focus is a global leader in skilled behaviour change in the workplace.

We assist clients in achieving world-class business performance by helping to build skills and change habits that keep workers safer, healthier and more productive.

We were founded in 1992 and have grown over our 30 years of service to form close working partnerships with leading health and safety organisations, insurance companies and trade associations.

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