PUWER – Machinery safety basics

PUWER – Machinery safety basics

13 March 2019

As glass plants have become more automated, we have more machines and moving parts in our industry than ever before.  With contact with machinery accounting for 8% of all accidents in the industry, it is imperative we improve our knowledge of the provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER). Machinery safety basics will provide that knowledge and give us a greater understanding of the guarding requirements for our machines.

What will be covered?

Delivered by the Health and Safety Executive, this one day training course covers activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

Training topics will include;
•    Provision and use of work equipment regulations
•    Choice of guards and guard dimensions
•    Introduction to machinery safety standards
•    Machine Modifications allowable under PUWER
•    Use of control systems and impact of failures
•    Measurement, evaluation and control of noise
•    Measurement, evaluation and control of hand-arm vibration
•    Hands-on practice evaluating the safety of machinery and suitability of guards

Who should attend?

This course is primarily aimed at machinery users, maintenance engineers, safety officers and project engineers who may find themselves responsible for purchasing machinery, or needing to make minor modifications to improve the efficiency or change the use of existing machinery. This course would also benefit anyone who needs a thorough understanding of the provision and use of work equipment regulations.

When is it?

Wednesday 13 March 2019
9.30am – 4.30pm – lunch provided

Where is it?

British Glass, 9 Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2PY.
Just off junction 35a/36 of the M1.
Free parking available.

What does it cost?

British Glass members – £350
Non-members – £450
(All prices are per person excluding VAT)