Course Details

Power Tool Safety

Who should attend?

The Power Tool Safety Principles course will benefit individuals involved with using, supervising or managing the use of portable power tools both commercially and privately. The course is not industry specific but the range of power tools covered can be tailored to suit your needs.

Course Details

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Employers must 'ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for the purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and the precautions to be taken,' (PUWER regulation 9). There is a similar duty to ensure adequare training in relation to supervisory and managerial saff.

  • Statutory Instruments and Standards - HASAWA 1974, PUWER 1998
  • Risk Assessments and Safe systems of work
  • Overview of a range of Power Tools
  • Analysis of Accidents/Case Studies - common injuries
  • Safe use of Power Tools
  • Safe Guarding of Equipment - FIATT?
  • Hazards - Precautions when using work equipment
  • HAVS & Noise
  • Electrical safety 240/115
  • Workplace checks
  • Machine checks - Testing/PAT
  • PPE - Selection/Care
  • Accessories
  • Care and Maintenance and Records
  • After use checks



Tuesday 21st November, 09:00 - 12:30, Pitt Rivers Museum, Blackwood Seminar Room, Robinson Close (entrance on South Parks Road)book a place

For further information contact Safety Office.