Portable Power Tool Training

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires that users of work equipment receive adequate training for purposes of health and safety. This includes training in the methods which may be adopted when using work equipment, associated risks and precautions to be taken. This duty extends to any employee who supervises or manages the use of work equipment. The aim of the Portable Power Tool Training course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency to use portable power tools safely and correctly.

Who is the course aimed at?

The training will benefit individuals involved with using portable power tools. The course is industry specific (construction/engineering/carpentry).

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

Portable Power Tool Training – Course Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to state the regulations covering the use of work equipment, have a good understanding of the hazards arising from the use of work equipment, precautions to be taken, workplace checks, end-user safety checks, personal checks, machine checks and how machines are guarded.

Course Content

Portable Power Tool Training – Course Content

  • Statutory instruments and standards
  • Risk assessments
  • Overview of equipment covered
  • Analysis of accidents/case studies
  • Safe use of portable power tools
  • Safe guarding of equipment
  • Hazards/precautions when using work equipment
  • Workplace checks
  • Machine checks
  • Personal checks
  • Power tool accessories
  • Care and maintenance
  • After use checks
  • Written test paper
  • Revision session/appraisals

Training method:

Seminar and practical sessions, with assessments.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Entry Requirements


Course Progression

A recommended follow-up course is the Managing Safely Certificate

Portable Power Tool Training
DurationWe can adapt this course to suit your requirements
CampusColchester Institute
PricePrice per delegate: £95 + VAT | Company Course: Price on Application


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