Nail Gun Practical use and Awareness

Nail Gun Training Course - Battery Power / Air / Butane Gas Nail Guns

This training course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills that are required in a working environment when using nail guns.

Nail guns can cause serious injury or death, it is a legal requirement that the user of any form of nail gun has received training, information, and instruction on the safe use use and risk to the delegate and others in the workplace.

Course duration: Half day.

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

The purpose of this course is to train operatives on how to inspect and use their nail gun safely irrespective of type, make, and model.

This course will train delegates on the safe use of a nail gun, the hazards, risk and the precautions that must be taken when operating in accordance with the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998.

On completion of the nail gun training course delegates will have learned the skills necessary to use their nail gun safely and be deemed competent.

Who Is This Course For?

This training course is designed for anyone who operates a nail gun,

Whether you use a battery powered, air, or butane gas nail gun, manufactured by Paslode, Spat, Dewalt, or any other manufacturer, this course is for you.

This training course is also for anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of work equipment, such as managers and supervisors.

Paslode nail gun

Course Aims & Objectives

Provide professional training, information and instruction on the safe use of your nail gun.

Understand the purpose of collective and individual safety procedures when using your nail gun.

Be aware of the hazards and the risk when using your nail gun in the workplace.

Provide the level of supervision proportionate to the age experience, learners ability and general attitude of each employee towards learning and use of your nail gun.

Understand how the nail gun should be used and what can go wrong if used in a way that would put the employee and others at risk.

Course Content

    • Course introduction (previous nail gun use, experience, and knowledge)
    • PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)
    • MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations – 5 steps to a risk assessment)
    • Collective and individual safety controls to be followed in the workplace
    • Nail gun manufacture types (Paslode, Spit, Dewalt, and other leading manufacturers of nail guns)
    • Inspection of your nail gun before use
    • Maintenance service records
    • Identification of the component parts of a nail gun
    • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment regulations)
    • General use and the safety precautions that must be followed
    • Procedures of cleaning your nail gun
    • Choosing the correct pins dependent on material type (timber, masonry, or steel)
    • Practical participation of nail gun type by all course candidates
    • Isolating your nail gun after use
    • Importance of correct storage of your nail gun when not in use
    • Trainer audit by the user of the nail gun before and after use
    • Trainer assessment

    Training Requirements

    As part of the training course operatives will be required to participate in the full use of their equipment under supervision,

    The training environment must be safe for all users of the nail gun on site.

    The course is a mix of theory and practical with full delegate participation on the use of the nail gun.


    This course is accredited through the CPD standards office under the banner ‘Safe Use of Power Tools’.

    Delegates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which can be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

    Course Location

    Apple Group Training have the use of several training locations nationwide.

    If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

    If you would like to book a nail gun training course onsite, please contact us for more information.

    We can come to you.

    Meet The Expert

    Richard Appleyard owner of Apple Group Training is our senior health and safety consultant with more than 20 years’ experience of training employees and those with the responsibility on the use of their works equipment in a variety of industries.
    Our trainer guarantee is to deliver easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training that covers all of the legalities to the highest standard.

    Why Choose Us?

    Accredited Courses

    Our training courses are certified to the highest standard.

    All of our training courses have been developed by highly qualified Health and Safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards and guidance.

    Experienced Trainers

    We have over 20 years’ of experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, manufacturing and education.

    Tailored to You

    Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the request.

    Train At Any Location

    We can come to you.

    Our 5* Reviews

    The nail gun course was excellent, the trainer delivered the information and practical to a standard that helped to increase my knowledge on the safe use of operating a nail gun in the workplace.
    Paul Depadau
    Actually using a nail gun in a working environment. How to identify the risks and what collective and individual controls that must be put in place when using a nail gun.
    Mathew Baxter
    The presentation was excellent, the explanation on the safe use the correct procedure of use and the incorrect use of a nail gun.
    Brandon Silverwood
    The practical had good demonstrations on how to use the nail gun safely.
    Mark Tomston

    The theory part of the course and Richard Appleyard’s knowledge on the law and the safe operating procedures on the use of a nail gun is excellent.

    Ben Hardcastle

    Contact Us

    To learn more about our safe use of a nail gun, contact us on 0113 257 3222., or fill in the enquiry form.


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      Additional Resources

      Hazard & Risk Task PDF