Nail Gun Training

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

Our CPD accredited Nail Gun Training Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep yourself and others safe when using a battery powered, air, or butane gas nail gun.

Duration: 1 day
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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

Many employees and self-employed contractors are injured each year through misuse, negligence, or lack of training on the safe use of nail guns. Hence, employees and self-employed contractors must be trained on the safe use before operating a nail gun.

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 trains candidates on the safe use of a nail gun, the hazards, risk and the precautions that must be taken when operating, in accordance with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

On completion of the nail gun training course candidates will have learned the skills necessary to use their nail gun safely.

Who Is This Course For?

This training course is designed for anyone who operates nail guns, including employees and self-employed contractors. 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.

Course Aims & Objectives

To provide professional training, information and instruction on the safe use of your nail gun:

  • Understand the purpose of collective and individual safety procedures.
  • Be aware of the hazards and the risk when using a nail gun in your workplace.

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, Spat, 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

Please note, as part of the training course, operatives will be required to participate in the full use of their equipment under supervision, so we require that the training environment must be safe for all users of power tools or machinery on site.

We can provide the nail training course that is bespoke to your requirements and tailored to the specific to the type and model that you use.


This course is accredited through the CPD standards office under the banner ‘Safe Use of Power Tools’. Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry. The certification is valid for 3 years.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, and Birmingham. This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres in the UK.

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.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 19 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries. He delivers easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level.

Why Choose Us?

Accredited Courses
All our training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.
Experienced Trainers
We have over 19 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.
Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.
Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

Our 5* Reviews

“Great training facilities and great instructor. Richard the training instructor is exceptional and his expertise and methods of training are second to none”

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“Been training with Richard from Apple Group, really good training. Would highly recommend Apple Group”
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“Fantastic training made interesting and enjoyable”
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“Cracking trainer, such a wonderful man and very informative, highly recommended”
Robert Lee
“Richard was excellent and we really enjoyed the training. Thanks”
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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


    Power Tool Questionnaire