The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), requires that any employee who uses work equipment must be adequately trained for the purposes of health and safety. The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to carry out the pre-use inspection and safe and correct use of powder actuated cartridge tools in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the trainee will be able to identify defects which is the purpose of the inspection to discover and to have a basic understanding of the safe and correct use of cartridge tools. This course will also cover the basic requirements of the: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (PPE Regulations), The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Who the course is aimed at:

The training is intended to benefit individuals, supervisors and managers of cartridge tools in the workplace.

Course Contents:

  • Statutory Instruments & Standards
  • Design and safety features of cartridge tools
  • Low velocity systems
  • Base materials
  • Penetration distances
  • Strengths of cartridges
  • Types of fasteners
  • Basic servicing requirements
  • Storage and transportation
  • Written Test Paper
  • Practical Sessions / Appraisals

Training Method:

This is a Half Day (08:45 – 12:30) classroom based course, with assessments. Delegates will be required to complete a written test paper, strip the cartridge tool for service and load and fasten nails into steelwork and concrete. This course is suitable for users of Hilti DX450, DX40/1 and similar powder actuated cartridge tools.

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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