Working safely on woodworking machines – are your operatives adequately trained and has this training been refreshed recently?
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment (PUWER) applies to all woodworking machines including portable (hand-held) machines. They prohibit the employment of any person at a woodworking machine who has not been sufficiently trained and instructed. The course caters for all persons who use woodworking machines of all kinds as specified in the ACOP associated with the Regulations and supervisory staff responsible for departments where such machines are used.
Training is not a ‘one of’ requirement. It is necessary to provide refresher training periodically to ensure safe practice is maintained or improved.
Are you meeting your legal duty to provide information, instruction and training?
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