Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Tool Safety courses, including this Hand Held Equipment training course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.
Aims and Objectives
To ensure the safe use of the hand held equipment, to create a safe system of work understanding the need for accident prevention and control, to enable candidates to work safely with the awareness of the dangers from hand held equipment.
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
● To be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls and explain their functions
● Select a suitable type of machine relative to the work being undertaken
● Conduct all necessary safety checks and prepare the machine for use, operate machinery safely and efficiently
● Storage and transport and be able to carry out end of shift and shut down procedures
Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.
All people using equipment at work must be adequately trained to ensure health and safety in its use, supervision or management. Employers must ‘ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for the purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and the precautions to be taken.’ (PUWER regulation 9).
The Hand Held Equipment training course ratios are
6 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
● Safety awareness covering PPE and working environment checks
● Pre Operational checks
● Correct selection of attachments, blades/discs/bits
● Completion of a practical test
● Removal and cleaning of guards and discs etc
● End of shift checks
● Hand held tools.
If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).
There must be a sufficient quantity of material to cut / grind / drill etc to observe the equipment in operation.
Appropriate measures to ensure the material is secure whilst using the equipment.
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.
Hand held tools in good working order for the candidates to be tested on.
Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE.
All equipment to be in a good working order.
Certification & Validation
This Hand Held Equipment training course is certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
NPORS registration for N701 Hand Held Equipment training course was withdrawn in December 2017. If NPORS registration is required we would recommend our unique NPORS course P725 Small plant and portable tools course as an alternative. This course was developed with NPORS is only available from Kentra Training, for a course syllabus just follow the highlighted link to the page on our website.
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses full details are available on our on-line website www.kentraonline.com Including an online HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration) programme which maybe of interest.
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