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PUWER training course

03 June 2019

Everyone who works with machinery, whether directly or indirectly, needs to understand the basics of machinery safety. The HSE is holding a one day training course covering activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

Taking place on Monday 24 June 2019 in Buxton, this course will provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks. This course can be taken in combination with the machinery risk assessment essentials course that takes place on the following day.

Course includes:
    •    Provision and use of work equipment regulations
    •    Choice of guards and guard dimensions
    •    Introduction to machinery safety standards
    •    Machine Modifications allowable under PUWER
    •    Use of control systems and impact of failures
    •    Measurement, evaluation and control of noise
    •    Measurement, evaluation and control of hand-arm vibration
    •    Hands-on practice evaluating the safety of machinery and suitability of guards

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers, safety officers and project engineers who may find themselves responsible for purchasing machinery or needing to make minor modifications to improve the efficiency or change the use of existing machinery. This course would also benefit anyone who needs a thorough understanding of the provision and use of work equipment regulations.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

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