Introduction to Machinery Safety

Reserve your place on Introduction to Machinery Safety

    Your business relies on its machines and people to remain profitable. More importantly, the interaction of your people with your machines must be safe to ensure the levels of motivation and availability needed to maintain good productivity.

    Our ‘Introduction to Machinery Safety’ course explains how CE marking of machinery and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) work together, how they fit in the overall workplace safety landscape, and how organisations can assess and manage the risks associated with work equipment/machinery.

    Is this course designed for me?

    If you are a safety duty holder, a manager with responsibility for use or maintenance of machinery or someone tasked with maintaining (or making improvements or modifications) to machinery, then this course is designed for you.

    What will I learn?

    • Carry out machinery specific risk assessments, identify hazard types and prioritise solutions.
    • Identify the main legislative requirements (UK regulations and EU Directives) associated with machinery.
    • Explain how PUWER fits within the overall UK legislative framework and summarise its legal requirements.
    • Choose appropriate EN standards for common machinery scenarios.

    How will I be assessed?

    We will assess your knowledge by considering your interaction during the sessions and a short written test at the end (nothing to worry about).

    What will I get at the end?

    When you’ve completed the course, we’ll send you a certificate of attendance and completion and an individual logon to Finch Academy giving access to additional materials. We will also send you regular updates on amendments to standards and legislation, and knowledge of Finch experts who might help you in the future.

    Questions regarding content or suitability?

    Email or for bookings, contact Jade Carter or 01530 412777.


    Course Dates and Costs

    26th & 27th May - Virtual

    23rd & 24th June - Classroom

    14th & 15th July - Virtual

    18th & 19th August - Classroom

    8th & 9th September - Virtual

    6th & 7th October - Classroom

    3rd & 4th November - Virtual

    8th & 9th December - Virtual


    Virtual courses start from £722.00 + VAT

    Classroom courses start from £780.00 + VAT


    Virtual: Via Microsoft Teams

    Classroom: The Nest, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2AB

    Where can I stay between the days?

    For an additional £150.00+ VAT we can arrange for you to stay in the local COVID secure Premier Inn, dine at a local COVID secure restaurant and be looked after during the evening by your host and trainer. We want you to be able to relax between an intense two days in the classroom.

    How will the COVID-19 risk be managed?

    Finch has been fortunate in providing leading guidance since the lock-down so we will inform you of our COVID secure measures two weeks before the course, then update you two days before you make the journey to us, take some time to induct and brief you on arrival and provide you with protective equipment and cleaning substances. We want you and others to be safe while you’re our guest.