As part of our certificated operator machine courses we offer training on portable power tools. Courses are aimed at employers and businesses with staff operating power hand tools including pneumatic, mains electrical or battery operated.

Each course is tailored to individual requirements based on the number and experience of learners (novice or experienced) and the equipment types.


Operator training is essential. The law, as set out in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) states that all persons who operate equipment must receive adequate training and assessment to ensure they are competent to operate safely. This includes ensuring they have the correct skills, knowledge, experience, risk awareness, and are physically suited to the task.

Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1) Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.


Daltons Wadkin are the longest established woodworking machine suppliers in the UK and have been providing industry led training for over 15 years, continually honing the courses to meet both customer and legal requirements.


As a PIABC Quality Assured training provider we offer certificated courses for novice and new learners, as well as refresher and supervisor courses covering all types and makes of woodworking machinery. We cover all areas of the UK, Ireland and further afield.

The Daltons Wadkin ‘red team’ of dedicated woodworking machine trainers each have a minimum of 10 years time served experience within the industry. All of our trainers hold a formal qualification in teaching and accessing. Our unique, industry leading training material is continually updated to ensure any changes and updates in legislation are covered.

But don’t just take our word for it.

“An excellent session which was tailored to suit our needs and the experience of those attending”.

Walter Thompson Ltd

“The training received was to a very high standard with machines and regulations explained and demonstrated in detail”.

Port of Blyth

“All trainees were very pleased. An excellent course and will definitely use Daltons Wadkin again”.

Pendle Vale College

Contact us to discuss your training requirements