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 Regulations under PUWER. The regulations require that all provided work equipment is suitable for its intended task and can be used without putting persons at risk.
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 inspections, focusing on safety critical components that could affect the ability of the equipment being operated safely. We will consider the design and installation of the equipment and bring any problems to your attention. For example, if an item has a non-compliant Safety Related Control Circuit, inadequate guarding or requires CE marking and is not at present, we will tell you.
- Risk Assessments -Satisfying the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, and will be carried out in accordance with EN 14121-1
- Assessment of electrical systems and safety related control circuitry in accordance with EN13849, EN954-1 or EN62061 as required.
- A Report on compliance of your equipment in respect to each of the sections of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
- Where non-conformances are identified, we will give detailed help with solutions which reference the Harmonised or other EN Standards.
Comprehensive machinery assessments against the requirements of the Provision of Use and Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) as well as a training seminars on site or at a venue of your choice.
Competent sign off after making safety upgrades to machinery. Whether your upgrades are completed by the Original Equipment Manufacturer, a third party sub-contractor or by your own staff, MSCS can inspect your equipment and provide certification for physical compliance with the Regulations.
Incident investigation. Our expert consultants provide an independent, third party assessment of the root cause and practical advice on corrective measures to prevent a reoccurrence. MSCS will also attend meetings and correspond with Authorities on your behalf. We work for you, to protect your business and your employees.