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PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff

Up-skill maintenance and support staff and give them the knowledge to maintain equipment and action inspection reports in line with PUWER best practice. PUWER Essentials helps maintenance teams embed PUWER compliance in their routine work. This grounding allows teams to flag issues that breach regulations and square inspection reports, ensuring equipment is safe, compliant and fit for use.

PUWER Essentials empowers maintenance and support teams to fulfil their duties in line with PUWER regulations. Users learn how to interpret PUWER inspection report findings and resolve issues to ensure safe, compliant work equipment. They also learn to recognise potential hazards, defects and other problems that risk safety and compliance during routine maintenance.

What is PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff Training
Under PUWER, all work equipment must be regularly maintained and in safe working order. Maintenance and support teams responsible for equipment must understand PUWER regulations and how they relate to their day-to-day work. PUWER Essentials provides this understanding and helps support teams to maintain equipment per best practice and avoid penalties and delays of non-compliance. This knowledge also helps them interpret and action PUWER inspection reports to ensure compliance, safety and faster inspection turnarounds.

Why is PUWER Essentials Training for Maintenance and Support Staff Important?

Under PUWER, all work equipment must be maintained by competent personnel who have received adequate training. Training should cover how to ensure equipment is compliant with regulations and ultimately safe for use.

PUWER Essentials Training helps maintenance and support staff fulfil their maintenance duties in line with equipment safety regulations. They learn to accurately interpret PUWER inspection reports, address identified issues and close reports effectively. Users also develop the knowledge needed to identify faults, hazards or inadequate guarding during routine maintenance, helping ensure equipment operation, safety and compliance across the workplace.

What’s Included in the PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff Course?

  • Comprehensive yet concise explanations
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain awareness of PUWER and how to ensure compliance
  • Know how to action reports to keep equipment safe and compliant
  • Understand PUWER and how it relates to equipment maintenance
  • Recognise ways to enhance equipment reliability and boost efficiency
  • Develop awareness of PUWER inspections and reports
  • Identify safety and compliance issues during maintenance tasks

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

2 Hours and 25 Minutes

Course Content

Module 1 – Understanding PUWER

This module covers PUWER regulations, important related regulations and how equipment safety works in the context of maintenance and support professionals

Module 2 – Machinery Essential Health & Safety Requirements

This module examines conformity standards, EHSRs, harmonised technical standards, the technical file and how machinery modifications must be handled

Module 3 – Introduction to Machinery Safety Control Principles

This module looks at equipment risk controls, including systems of guarding, isolation, safe systems of work, and warnings and markings

Module 4 – Equipment Safety Requirements

This module covers specific requirements for equipment safety that PUWER covers and looks at how they are applied

Module 5 – Inspection

This course covers the inspection context, providing maintenance and support staff of a key understanding of their role in this process

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion. The PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

Why Choose PUWER Essentials for Maintenance and Support Staff with Human Focus?

  • Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
  • More affordable than in-person training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Develops PUWER knowledge relevant to different industries and workplaces
  • Gives duty holders the tools to oversee and deliver PUWER compliance
  • Reduces overall risk and promotes equipment safety throughout its lifecycle

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