PUWER assessments, car production factory

PUWER

Assessments & Inspections

What makes us different?

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. 

Our consultant is a Certified Machinery Safety Expert - CMSE® (accredited by TUV Nord) and has worked within the industry for over 20 years. Highly knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of PUWER, having conducted PUWER assessments on a large variety of machinery in a host of different industries. 

We assess your machinery against the PUWER regulations and applicable machinery safety standards, to understand its current state. Don't worry, if non-compliances are found, we support and work with you and recommend possible solutions to correct the failure and show compliance to meet the requirements of the PUWER regulations. 

Get in contact with us today and let us answer any PUWER questions you may have, offer some advice on the best way to move forward and if needed we can arrange a site visit to further discuss your requirements.

Let us take care of your PUWER Assessments

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.

 

Part of what PUWER covers includes:

  • Is the equipment suitable for its intended use?

  • Is it safe to use? Maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate.

    • Inspection includes:

      • Before it is put into service: A competent person must carry out a formal inspection to ensure it has been correctly installed and is safe to operate.

      • Before each use: Operators should carry out a pre-use check before they use an work equipment to ensure it has no obvious signs of damage.

      • After any modifications: Where the safety has been compromised, a formal inspection is needed.

      • Following exceptional circumstances: For example, if the equipment has major modifications, refurbishment, significant changes to the way in which it is used or serious damage.

  • 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? Such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, guarding, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices.

Examples of non-compliance

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Dirty & Unidentifiable
Untidy Control Panel
Access To Moving Parts
Guarding To Short
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