Certificate in Using Machinery

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Certificate in Using Machinery

Course Duration: 27 minutes (approx.)

All employers should consider how their workers use machinery and have adequate maintenance arrangements in place to ensure it remains safe to use. It’s essential that all staff who use machinery at work are trained and competent in its use to protect the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and others who may be affected by the way it is used.

Our Essential CPD course on using machinery provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety obligations with respect to using machinery. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training in using machinery has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert James Whelan, the course has been divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in using machinery.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your legal obligations involving the use of machinery and meeting your health and safety requirements
  • Recognising the different hazards around using different types of machinery and the specific health and safety implications
  • Identifying how to conduct risk assessments and following correct protocol around the safe use of equipment and maintenance
  • Identifying training requirements and the different preventative measures that should be put in place to reduce risk and avoid a breach of regulations

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Using Machinery. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years throug...

Module 1: Legislation in relation to using machinery

In module 1 you will explore what the term ‘work equipment’ means, the core piece of legislation that covers the provision and use of work equipment and understand the key concepts around suitability, information, instruction and training.

Module 2: Work equipment requirements

Module 2 will cover what requirements and standards that work equipment should adhere to, including equipment controls and environmental factors. It will also explain what responsibilities fall on users and the different types of maintenance requirem...

Module 3: Mechanical and non-mechanical hazards

In module 3, you will learn the different mechanical hazards associated with using machinery in the workplace. You’ll also learn the different non-mechanical hazards such as electricity, noise, hazardous substances and radiation.

Module 4: Control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards

Module 4 will cover the different hierarchy of machinery safeguards which fall under the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998 (PUWER), exploring how they work, how they can be implemented and the disadvantages associated with each of...

Module 5: Risk assessment for using machinery

In module 5, you will learn the HSE definition of a risk assessment, why it is so important and learn the five steps in designing a risk assessment for machine operation which identifies and evaluates the different hazards.

Module 6: Lockout/tagout procedure

In the final module, you will understand how a lockout / tagout control measure is usually used, what types of hazards might necessitate the need for its implementation and the seven steps to ensure a safe lockout.

James Whelan

About The Expert

James Whelan

Chartered health and safety expert with extensive experience of delivering workplace training.
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