Nail Gun Operative

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.

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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.


Throughout the training course practical assessments will be made followed by the multiple choice assessment paper.

A multiple choice assessment paper will be given at the end of the session.  Successful candidates gaining 80 percent or over will be awarded a Cartridge Tool Certificate valid for 36 months.

Learning outcomes

  • Design and safety features of cartridge tools
  • Low velocity systems
  • Base materials
  • Penetration distances
  • Misfire procedure
  • Strengths of cartridges
  • Types of fasteners
  • Basic servicing requirements

Our Health & Safety Training Managed Service

Our home for Nail Gun Operative Training might be in Stoke-on-Trent, but we have upcoming courses running from at least 12 other national locations and with our managed service, if we can’t accommodate you at any of those, no matter what corner of the country you are in, we will do the hard work for you and scour the market. We will work closely with local and national providers on your behalf; whereby we place you at the same cost as if you were buying direct so that you can really rationalise your supply chain and have a single invoice.

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