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PUWER Assessments and Inspections

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The What, The Why and The When?

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.


How we can help you

Our PUWER inspection includes: 

  • Inspecting your machinery / equipment in accordance with the PUWER regulations

  • Covers regulations 1-24

  • Advice and support on correcting failings

  • Ongoing advice and support 


Why are PUWER assessments important?

As an employer, you are required by law to protect your employees from harm.


A PUWER inspection is used to check the equipment.


PUWER applies to all equipment supplied for use at work, from hand tools right through to production lines.

When to carry out a PUWER inspection?

The guidance states that a PUWER inspection of work equipment must be carried out when:

  • It is first installed

  • when it is moved or relocated

PUWER inspections must be carried out by a competent person.

Book your PUWER assessment today!