automotive, car production

PUWER Assessments

& Inspections

PUWER is a legal requirement that requires all employers to ensure that the work equipment is safe to use. 

What we offer

We understand that consistency and familiarity is important to you, that is why we guarantee the same safety consultant throughout the whole of your project. This ensures you get the same level of service time after time and allows us to build relationships with you and your team. We are always available at the end of the phone/email should you or your team have any questions relating to PUWER and the regulations.

We have over 20 years industry experience and hold the following qualifications:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Occupation Health and Safety

  • Certified Machinery Safety Expert - accredited by TUV Nord

  • Certified Expert in CE Marking - accredited by TUV Nord.

We assess your machinery against the PUWER regulations and applicable machinery safety standards, to understand its current state. Where non-compliance's are found, we work with you and recommend possible solutions to correct the failure and show compliance to meet the requirements of the PUWER regulations.

With over 20 years experience in the industry, we have extensive knowledge of the standards and regulations to give an accurate assessments of each piece of your equipment. Our consultant is 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. 

 

The reports you receive have been designed to be easy to understand but if there is something you do not understand, we are always at the end of the phone or an email to answer your queries or concerns.

Book your PUWER Assessment today!

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 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.

paper industry

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.