PUWER Assessment

Short course designed to guide candidates through the process of assessing and controlling the risks associated with machinery. The course will identify the mechanical and non mechanical hazards that may be present and suitable control strategies to control these risks.

Students will learn to apply the five stage process of risk assessment when considering  the risks posed by machinery. Understand the types of mechanical hazards that machinery may present and how to control these risks following a hierarchical approach consistent with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, additionally student will be able to appreciate that other non mechanical hazards may be presented by machinery and the requirement to control these.  To apply this learning there are syndicate exercises during the course to allow students to apply their learning.  

Duration and Attendance

One day.

What you study

To assess the risks presented by machinery and decide upon control measures to ensure the safety of people.

Entry requirements

Previous industry related experience or currently working within a sector relevant to this training would be advantageous.


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