PUWER assessments, car production factory

PUWER Assessments and Inspections

 Certified Machinery 

Safety Expert - CMSE® 

We understand that consistency and familiarity is important to you and that is why we guarantee you the same safety consultant throughout the whole of your project.

This ensures you get the same level of service on every visit, the same friendly voice at the end of the phone and allows us to build life long relationships with you and your team. 

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and is derived from the European Directive 2009/104/EC. PUWER is a legal requirement that requires all employers to ensure that their work equipment is safe to use and is used safely. 


The regulations call for those carrying out the assessments to be competent and have the necessary knowledge and experience.

What does PUWER cover?​

PUWER is made up of 24 main regulations, with further regulations for mobile equipment and power presses. PUWER inspections must be carried out by a competent person.


Part of what PUWER covers includes:

  • Is the equipment suitable for its intended use?

  • Is it safe to use?

  • Inspection includes:

    • Before it is put into service

    • Before each use

    • After any modifications

    • Following exceptional circumstance

  • Is the equipment used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training?

  • Is the equipment accompanied by suitable health and safety measures?

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