The PUWER qualification is fit for purpose for all types of companies and equipment.
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Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.
PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is:
Some work equipment is subject to other health and safety legislation in addition to PUWER
Our qualification is designed for those who have responsibility for the PUWER inspection of work equipment.
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This qualification is designed to develop and confirm advanced level inspection skills and knowledge for learners who have responsibility for the PUWER inspection of work equipment. It is ideal for those with technical responsibilities in the workplace including technicians, team leaders, supervisors and health and safety practitioners.
The qualification covers mandatory inspection skills in areas like: the requirements and implementation of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 98), principles of risk assessment, principles of the hierarchy of control, inspection and reporting skills. For full details of the qualification please see the details to the right.
Previous experience in monitoring health and safety standards in the workplace and understanding safety management systems and how they contribute to risk reduction may be an advantage for some learners before taking the PUWER qualification.
Trained and assessed in a learning or college environment, these qualifications are also known as vocationally-related qualifications (VRQs).
They are designed to support progression to the next level of learning.
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