using work equipment online learning

Using Work Equipment – Online Learning

This online learning will help your learners establish the importance of the safe use and maintenance of work equipment. With this e-learning course:

  • Identify what is meant by work equipment and the type of accidents that can happen
  • Establish the health and safety laws surrounding using work equipment
  • Recognise the duty of employers surrounding the use of work equipment
  • Describe how to control, reduce and remove the likelihood of accidents occurring due to poor use of work equipment
  • Explore how planned equipment and machinery maintenance helps ensure the health and safety of everyone
  • Following clear guidelines for use of workplace equipment
  • Specifically explore the symptoms and risks surrounding vibrations when using workplace equipment

Course Introduction

According to Health & Safety laws, all employers are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their employees. There are also specific pieces of regulation which refer to the use of equipment at work, such as PUWER, LOLER and the Supply of Machinery regulations.

Work equipment is almost any equipment which is used while at work including: machines, hand tools and lifting equipment. Using the wrong equipment for the job, faulty equipment, inadequate or no training, and not taking proper precautions can all lead to accidents with work equipment. These accidents can occur as a result of falls, victims being caught in machines, flying objects, poor training or using the wrong equipment.

This Using Work Equipment e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to effectively use work equipment and help to ensure they avoid injury for themselves and those around them.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction 
  • Explore what is meant by work equipment
  • Review the types of accidents caused by equipment at work
  • Understand the general health and safety requirement employers have
  • Identify the regulations which are specific to using equipment at work.
Module 2 - Controlling risk when using work equipment
  • Review what actions should be taken before using work equipment
  • Identify the steps to take to avoid contact with moving parts of machinery
  • Highlight best practice when using commonplace work tools and equipment
  • Review the dos and don’ts of using working equipment.​
Module 3 - Maintaining work machinery and equipment 
  • Review why maintenance of work equipment is important
  • Define what a person should know in order to inspect equipment
  • Understand what is involved in planned equipment maintenance
  • Explore examples of when records should and needn’t be kept.
Module 4 - Vibration at work
  • Identify what Hand Arm Vibrations (HAV), Whole Body Vibrations (WBV) are
  • Explore the symptoms and risks of HAVS and CTS
  • Review an employer’s responsibility in terms of HAV and WBV
  • Understand how to identify and report symptoms of HAVS and back pain from WBV.
Module 5 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.


Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


Deliver e-learning courses via your own branded learning portal provided by us or upload our regularly updated courses to your own LMS if you would prefer.

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