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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

What is PUWER?
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment 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 companies whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not. We show you that PUWER compliance doesn't have to be an impediment to your work.

ABOUT US

We are different! What we give are practical solutions based on real world applications. Machinery Safety & Compliance Services consultants are engineers. We tell you what you need to do to put it right, and more importantly, what you don't need to do. What you need are safe and useable machines, not just a bunch of risk assessments. We never leave you without a solution.

£40,000 fine for overridden guard interlock

A food manufacturer has been fined £40,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries when the sleeve of his overcoat was caught in a large industrial food mixer. 

 

The machine was fitted with an interlock bowl guard to prevent access to its rotating mixing arm but it had been deliberately overridden, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found.

The worker’s injuries included broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a large blood clot under the armpit. 

Suspended sentence handed to directors

The managing director and former operations director of a recycling firm have been handed prison sentences and the company fined £800,000 after failing to prevent an operative from being drawn into a conveyor, along the line through a trommel and into an industrial waste shredder.

Latvian Karlis Pavasars was working for Mid-UK Recycling at the firm’s Barkston Heath site near Ancaster in Lincolnshire when the incident happened on 19 July 2013.

Spare key let staff bypass interlock

A maintenance fitter who died after he was trapped in a conveyor used a spare safety key to access a guarded enclosure and work on the machinery while it was still powered up.

 

Precast concrete products manufacturer CPM Group was fined £660,000 after 43-year-old fitter Jeffery Baulf was fatally crushed when the conveyor started moving as he was carrying out maintenance work at the company’s plant in Frome, Somerset on 3 October 2016.

Bacon-Supplier Fined

Coventry-based Beckett’s Foods was fined this week at Coventry Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that on 11 May 2016, a 22 year old worker was loading meat into the machine, when he fell and his hand was drawn into it.  The worker suffered serious injuries to his hand, later requiring surgery and skin grafts.

The HSE found that the company failed implement a safe system of work for separating the meat using this machinery, and that it had failed to provide the appropriate level of guarding to protect the workers.

Whirlpool failed procedure gets £700k fine

Whirlpool has revised its procedures for co-ordinating contractors’ work after a fire alarm engineer died when he fell from a work platform.

Dalley was standing on an elevating mobile platform between two of the carriage baskets suspended from the conveyor. Maintenance workers could not see Dalley from the conveyor’s control panel in the middle of the factory. They started the conveyor and one of the carriage baskets caught on the platform, toppling it. Dalley fell to the ground, sustaining fatal injuries.

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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...