Online PUWER course for individuals working with machinery or equipment, to ensure they understand legal obligations, safety protocols, and risk assessment methods, promoting a safer work environment and compliance with regulations.  Duration 40 minutes. 

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Safe Excavation courseOnline PUWER course (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) for individuals involved in using, supervising, or managing work equipment in any industry. This includes machinery operators, site managers, safety officers, and maintenance personnel.

The course benefits those responsible for ensuring workplace safety and compliance with regulations governing the safe use of equipment. Participants learn about legal obligations, risk assessment techniques, and best practices for maintaining and operating machinery safely. It’s vital for individuals to understand how to identify hazards, implement control measures, conduct inspections, and ensure equipment meets necessary safety standards.

By taking an online PUWER course, individuals gain the knowledge and skills required to promote a safer work environment, prevent accidents, and comply with legal requirements surrounding the use of work equipment.

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RIDDOR courseThe Echo3 online PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) course achieves several learning objectives including.

Legislation Awareness.  Understand the legal obligations and responsibilities outlined by PUWER, to help ensure employee compliance.

Risk Management.  Develop skills to assess, mitigate, and manage risks associated with work equipment, prioritising safety measures and preventive actions.

Equipment Competence.  Gain knowledge of the safe operation of work equipment, including their maintenance, and safety protocols, enhancing proficiency in their use.

Compliance and Implementation.  Learn to apply PUWER guidelines effectively within the workplace.

Safety Culture.  Promote a safety-conscious culture within your


Who is this course for?This online PUWER training is ideal for workers, supervisors, and managers across industries using work equipment that is covered under PUWER.

It’s essential for anyone involved in operating, maintaining, or overseeing machinery, tools, or devices in the workplace.

From factory floor operators to construction site managers, the course benefits those responsible for equipment safety, ensuring compliance with legal standards, and implementing effective risk management practices.

This includes individuals in manufacturing, construction, logistics, and any sector utilising work equipment, fostering a culture of safety and competence among personnel interacting with machinery.


Echo3 course contentUNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO PUWER

In this first unit we introduce you to the PUWER regulation, why it exists and what it requires.


In this second unit we cover the responsibilities and duties that employers must meet under PUWER


In this final third unit we cover the steps employers take in order to keep employees and the public safe.


learning outcomesEcho3 certification in PUWER ensures a thorough understanding of equipment regulations, enhancing compliance proficiency.

The CPD accreditation evidences engaging, high-quality and up-to-date training.

Once participants achieve 80% or more in the final 10 questions multiple-choice assessment, we will email the completion certificate.  The PUWER certificate is valid for 3 years.


Echo3 LogoTaking the online PUWER training course from Echo3 offers your organisation several benefits.

Great Value.  Echo3 strive to offer organisation the best value online health & safety training.

Engaging Learning.  The course comprises motion graphic videos that are interesting & memorable.

Simple Administration.  Purchase the course to immediately complete yourself or email to colleagues.  If you have a lot of learners or staff without emails contact us.  We can find a training solution that works for you.

Carbon-negative.  Echo3 fully offset their carbon footprint.  Meaning if you choose our safety courses, you will in turn be reducing the carbon footprint of your own training.

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Equipment covered by PUWER includes:

  • All machinery. A term which encompasses a broad category of industrial machines, from manufacturing equipment like lathes and all construction machinery such as excavators and bulldozers.
  • Hand Tools, used in various trades are all subject toPUWER, including power drills, grinders, saws, and pneumatic tools.
  • Lifting Equipment, like Cranes, hoists, forklifts, and other equipment are included to ensure the safe lifting of heavy loads.
  • Pressure Systems, for example boilers and air compressors.
  • Conveyors, and material handling equipment.
  • Agricultural Equipment, for example, tractors and harvesters.
  • Medical Equipment and devices
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Vehicle Hoists like Vehicle lifting equipment used in garages and workshops.
  • Industrial robots and automated machinery
  • Woodworking Equipment, such as table saws, planers, and routers.
  • Electrical Equipment, like drills and grinders.


contact Echo3If you have any questions about this online PUWER course please email [email protected].