Workforce Skills Support

Safe Use of Power Tools and Equipment

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Safe Use of Power Tools and Equipment

Total Qual. Time

3-4 Hours

About This Course

The purpose of the safe use of power tools course is to provide candidates with the knowledge on how to select the most appropriate equipment for the task whilst taking into account the potential risks, also how to mitigate the risks through dynamic risk assessment and inspection regimes, this course is suitable for managers, supervisors and operatives and the course can be adapted to suit the equipment utilised within your organisation.

Who should attend

This course is designed for people in control of the workplace involving the use of work equipment on site who need familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations and safety relating to the use of power tools, it is suitable for operatives, supervisors and managers.

Max Delegates: 12
Duration: 3 – 4 Hours


This is a classroom-based course with and demonstrations and practical group exercises. This course can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements. Training can be delivered on site using the client’s training room or at a convenient suitable location.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of responsibilities for persons in control of the workplace under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and relating legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, delegates will be able to:
Understand relevant regulations
Identify hazards and causes accidents and incidents
Understand Test and inspection frequencies of equipment
Understand the safe operating methods
Identify conformity documentation and Inspection certification


Below is a brief overview of the content of the training:
Legal responsibilities and requirements
Identification of hazards and causes accidents and incidents
How to control the hazards through the use of equipment
A look at what happens when it goes wrong
Documentation Inspection procedures
Machinery / equipment inspections frequencies
Carry out inspection process
Document faulty equipment and reporting procedures
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CITB Grants
Not grant eligible

Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Please note: There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the amount of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
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