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Portable Power Tools Safety for caretakers & Site managers

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
Admin Contact
Corporate Training Mail Box (
Target Audience
Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools
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Course Types
Course categories
Health and Safety
Course description

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to state the regulations covering the use of work equipment, have a good understanding of the hazards arising from the use of work equipment, precautions to be taken, workplace checks, end-user safety checks, personal checks, machine checks and how the machines are guarded.

Training objectives

Course content:

  • Statutory instruments and standards. 

  • Risk assessments 

  • Overview of equipment covered. 

  • Analysis of accidents/case studies. 

  • Safe use of portable power tools. 

  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – causes, signs and prevention. 

  • Safe guarding of equipment. 

  • Hazards/precautions when using work equipment. 

  • Workplace checks. 

  • Machine checks. 

  • Personal checks. 

  • Power tool accessories. 

  • Care and maintenance. 

  • After use checks.

Learning outcomes

Recommended to employees who carry out site maintenance. Employees who use portable power tools e.g. Site Managers, Caretakers, Handy Persons, Maintenance Staff etc.

Course Assessment: Candidates are required to successfully complete a written test paper.

Additional Information

Course Cancellation

Please note that your school will be charged the full course fee if you give less than 72 hours notice of any cancellation.

There is no provision for parking at St.Mary's House. On street parking in the area is limited, but the railway station car park is very close - 5 minutes walk - at about £5 per day.

Refreshments of tea and coffee will be provided. There is no canteen at St.Mary's House, though a sandwich lady calls at about 10.45am

Start Date
Wednesday 11 March 2020
End Date
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 10 March 2020
09:15 - 15:30
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