Safe use of Power Tools & Machinery

Safe Use of Power Tools Practical use and Awareness Training Course

The Safe use of Power Tools training course will equip employees and the self-employed with the knowledge and the practical skills to use equipment in the workplace safely.

Course duration: Full day.

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

This training course will help employees to identify the hazards and the risks of using power tools and workplace machinery in a workplace environment.

Identify the precautions that must be taken when operating the equipment, in accordance with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

At the end of the Safe use of Power Tool and Machinery training course delegates will have learned the skills necessary to use their power tools and machinery safely in accordance with their company rams and the latest HSE guidance.

Who Is This Course For?

This training course is designed for employees and those who operate handheld power tools and machinery at work.

Anyone who has the responsibility in the workplace on the safe use of power tools.

Employers, managers, supervisors and employees who just need to refresh themselves on the legalities, hazards and risks and any additional controls that will protect the user and others in the working vicinity.

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To provide delegates with the correct information as per parliamentary laws and regulations.

Make delegates aware of the hazards and the risks when using power tools in a working environment.

Train delegates on the correct procedures to put in place to protect themselves or others when using power tools or machinery at work.

Course Content

  • Course introduction (previous experience and knowledge on the use of your equipment).
  • Power tool – machinery manufacture user instructions.
  • PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations).
  • General use and the safety precautions that must be followed.
  • The importance of selecting the correct equipment to complete the task.
  • Identification of the component parts of your work equipment.
  • MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations).
  • Risk management – who has the responsibility to ensure compliance.
  • How to identify the hazards and the risks whilst using power tools – machinery in the workplace.
  • Collective and individual safety controls.
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment Regulations).
  • Personal safety to yourself and others when using power tools – machinery.
  • Inspection of your power tool – machinery before and after use.
  • Practical use of your power tools, machinery, and equipment, with delegate participation.
  • Storage and isolation procedures of your equipment after use.

Training Requirements

Operatives will be required to participate in the full use of their power tools – equipment under supervision.

The training environment must be safe.

Instruction and information must be provided.

Full personal protective equipment must be used as a last resort.

Power tool - machinery type

We can provide training on a variety of different power tools and machinery. Below are just a few of the examples.

  • Circular Saw
  • Abrasive Wheel (Bench Grinder)
  • Handheld Angle Grinder
  • Nail Gun (Gas – Battery – Air)
  • Table – Bench Saw 
  • Mitre Saw 
  • Handheld Power Tools
  • Chop Saw  
  • Radial Arm Saw
  • Disc Sander
  • Band Saw
  • Multi-Tool
  • Pillar Drill
  • Planer Thicknesser

We cannot list every power tool or machine type that instructors cover, so if you don’t see any of the tools listed as above, contact us and one of our instructors will provide and deliver a training course that is bespoke to your requirements and tailored to the specific models that you use.


This course is accredited through the CPD standards office under the heading ‘Safe Use of Power Tools’. Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate on the Safe use of their Power Tools – equipment which can be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

Course Location

Dependant on power tools – equipment types, client history tells us that the training generally is best suited onsite.

We can come to you, we provide nationwide coverage, if this option is not suitable contact us to discuss your requirements.

Meet The Experts

Richard Appleyard owner of Apple Group Training is our senior health and safety consultant with more than 20 years’ experience of training delegates 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 Apple Group TRAINING?

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 most beneficial part of the course was the health and safety regulation requirements and how to work safer in a safer working enviroment.

Andrew Scanlon

How to check the power tools before use, the whole content and delivery were excellent.

Patrick Newsome

The realisation that you can become unaware of simple dangers and mishaps with tools. Be more aware in regards to myself and others safety.

Dale Jeffries

Learning the way to handle the legal side of health and safety when using power tools. Thought process on handling and planning to use power tools.

Chris Forsyth

A real eye opener to some of the basic compliances in the workplace when using power tools.Work much safer, in regards to myself and others but also my personal use of my own power tools in a domestic environment.

Ben Booth

Contact Us

To learn more about our Safe Use of Power Tools course or to book a training course, contact us today on 0113 257 3222,, or fill in the enquiry form.

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