PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders

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PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders

Develop knowledge to oversee compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Approved by IIRSM, PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders examines the regulations and what duty holders must do to comply. Course users learn how to manage equipment safety and PUWER compliance throughout its lifecycle, including inspections, risk assessments and equipment modifications.

Users also get a free PUWER inspection and a free PUWER risk assessment e-Checklist. Duty holders can use the e-Checklists to check that inspections and assessments are compliant and create digital reports for easy file management and sharing.

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders gives users a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and how they apply to workplaces. It looks at legal requirements and what duty holders must do to meet them.

This online PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders course looks at how equipment is designed and certified, as well as how to handle significant modifications. It also examines equipment maintenance, inspection and risk assessment.

Why Is PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders Important?

Workplace safety can only be achieved when all equipment is operated and maintained in line with PUWER.

This course ensures that duty holders understand what they need to do to make work equipment safe and compliant, including overseeing maintenance, inspections and risk assessments.

What's Included in the PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders Course?

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand PUWER legal duties and compliance management
  • Understand legal duties of equipment manufacturers and how they affect end users
  • Understand self-certification and steps to make modified equipment safe and compliant
  • Learn equipment safety principles and how to control or reduce risks
  • Know how to manage, conduct and implement equipment risk assessments and inspections
  • Apply PUWER inspection and assessment knowledge to assess when others are competent

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

4 Hours

Course Content

Module 1 – Understanding the Regulations

  • What is PUWER?
  • Duties & responsibilities
  • Legal duties of manufacturers & suppliers
  • How equipment safety works
  • Case study

Module 2 – Machinery EHSRs & Standards

  • Conformity to community requirements
  • Essential health & safety requirements, or (EHSRs)
  • Harmonised technical standards
  • Design stage risk assessment
  • Technical file
  • CE & UKCA markings
  • Declaration of conformity
  • Machinery modifications

Module 3 – Intro to Machinery Safety Principles

  • Eliminate or reduce: inherently safe design
  • Eliminate or reduce: suitability
  • Engineering controls: safeguards
  • Engineering controls: types of guards
  • Engineering controls: types of devices
  • Engineering controls: other safeguards
  • SSW: energy isolation
  • SSW: information, instruction & training
  • Mitigation: warning & markings

Module 4 – Equipment Safety Requirements

  • Specific risks
  • Specified Hazards
  • Temperature
  • Lighting
  • Other equipment hazards
  • Control systems
  • Stability
  • Inspections
  • Maintenance

Module 5 – Risk Assessment

  • Facts about work equipment accidents
  • Identify the hazards
  • Decide who might be harmed & how
  • Evaluate the risks & decide on precautions
  • Record your findings
  • Review your assessment

Module 6 – Risk Assessment Case Study

  • Case Study

Module 7 – PUWER Inspection

  • Purpose & modifications
  • General condition and maintenance
  • Environment and context of use
  • Safety systems – guards
  • Safety systems – censors
  • Equipment controls
  • Energy isolation
  • Markings & warnings
  • Instructions & training

Module 8 – Inspection Case Study

  • Case Study

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the PUWER Compliance 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 Compliance certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders e-Checklist

Course users get access to a free PUWER inspection e-Checklist to manage inspections and record outcomes.

Duty holders can use the e-Checklist to:

  • Guarantee inspections meet necessary standards for compliance and safety
  • Streamline and standardise inspections and pre-use checks
  • Create digital reports for easy record-keeping and compliance
  • Track inspection outcomes and ensure reports are closed.

Course users also get access to a free PUWER risk assessment e-Checklist to guide assessments and prove compliance.

Duty holders can use the e-Checklist to:

  • Ensure risk assessments are thorough and cover critical hazards
  • Create digital assessments for easy file management and evidence of compliance
  • Share risk assessments instantly with all necessary parties
  • Help operators and maintenance teams work safely with equipment

Note: The e-Checklist licence is free for one year. This offer is for one e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes this course.

This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

Why Choose PUWER Compliance Management for Duty Holders with Human Focus?

  • Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
  • More affordable than in-person training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Develops PUWER knowledge relevant to different industries and workplaces
  • Gives duty holders the tools to oversee and deliver PUWER compliance
  • Reduces overall risk and promotes equipment safety throughout its lifecycle

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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.

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