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Guard-Check

Guard-Check is a quick and easy tool to check safety distances. 

CE Marking

Making CE Marking simple

EMC Engineering

On site. test it, fix it, pass it!

PUWER

Sensible help with PUWER

Training

Practical training your staff can relate to

PUWER

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

ABOUT US

Many PUWER and CE consultants provide excellent advice and risk assessments. But rarely given, are practical solutions based on real world applications.This philosophy is custom and practice from Machinery Safety Compliance Services. We tell you what you need to do to put it right, and more importantly, what you don't need to do. MSCS consultants are engineers who became safety experts.

Missing guard leads to fine

Bedmax Limited failed to protect its employee from dangerous parts of machinery. On 26 October 2015 Philip Eyers was operating the log deck, which is part of a machine that shreds trees, when his foot slipped and became lodged in a gap exposing him to the wheels of the machine which conveyed the logs. The severity of the injuries to his toes meant his big toe was cut back several times, his other four were fractured and eventually reconstructive surgery was required.

Exposed live parts and guard failings fine

A packaging manufacturer has been served a reduced £297,000 fine after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector uncovered poor, longstanding practices involving electrics and machine guarding at the company’s premises in Northfleet in Kent during September 2014. Under the sentencing guidelines the court could have set the penalty as high as £2.5m but the company’s poor trading position and swift remedial action led to a more lenient sentence.

PUWER Inspections

If you are an employer or self-employed person and you provide equipment for use at work, or if you have control of the use of equipment, then the Regulations will generally apply to you.

Our engineers carry out thorough PUWER inspections, focusing on safety critical components that could affect the capability of the equipment being operated in a safer manner.

HSE U turn on FFI

The HSE issued a statement on 9 February outlining its plans to hold a consultation on the make-up of the panel that adjudicates on disputed FFI invoices. Health and Safety at Work understands that the statement followed a meeting between OCS Group and the HSE where the two sides came to an agreement to halt the legal proceedings.

This essentially means that regulator has voluntarily taken up a position that it might have been forced into if the scheduled judicial review hearing had gone ahead. It is beleived that the judicial review is now likely to be cancelled.

FFI Judicial review due March

The full Judicial Review hearing in the High Court has been brought forward to March of this year regarding the dispute process of HSE’s Fee for Intervention Scheme (FFI).
In 2011 the government published its proposals for the reform of health and safety entitled Good Health and Safety, Good for Everyone. In it, they stated that:
“it is reasonable that businesses that are found to be in serious breach of health and safety law – rather than the taxpayer – should bear the related costs incurred by the regulator in helping them put things right.”

Functional Safety

Building or buying new or refurbished machinery


Our training packages are designed bespoke to your business and can span from 1/2day through to a full week or more, dependent upon the level of detail you require.

Designing the training package relevant to your requirements is included in the cost of our training.

Every course is written bespoke for your business; this ensures there are no generic seminars or irrelevant topics.

CE Marking Training

Our training packages are designed bespoke to your business and can span from 1/2day through to a full week or more, dependent upon the level of detail you require. Designing the training package relevant to your requirements is included in the cost of our training. Every course is written bespoke for your business; this ensures there are no generic seminars or irrelevant topics. Examples of courses are below, but do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you.

PUWER is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment...

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To supply products on the market in the European...

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We conduct EMC testing to all of the frequently used...

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Electromagnetic fields (EMF's) arise whenever...

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Products

Products and equipment developed exclusively by MSCS to make your inspections easier. 

Information & Downloads

Useful and free to download information to help you and your company with compliance.

PUWER is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and requires users of work equipment to carry out regular risk assessments which are documented and kept on file. Most importantly, those risk assessments must address each of the...