Legislation of Health & Safety - PUWER

Compliance with PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) is necessary for those who operate or have control over work equipment. The Regulations were created within the scope of the "Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974" (HSW Act) and came into force on 5 December 1998.

The main objective of PUWER is to guarantee the provision of safe work equipment over the whole service life, irrespective of its state, age or origin - this in turns ensures health and safety in the workplace is always at the forefront of any company activities.

PUWER Regulations cover management requirements for areas such as maintenance systems, training and instructions and the physical aspects of work equipment itself, such as dangerous parts of machinery, controls, and isolation.

Free Webinar - Machinery Safety - Understanding PUWER

Pilz UK Machinery Safety Expert David Collier has hosted a webinar where he provides a detailed overview of PUWER and addressed many of the frequently asked questions:
  • What is PUWER?
  • What is work equipment?
  • Who does PUWER apply to?
  • Who can do PUWER inspections?
  • When should PUWER inspections be conducted?
  • What is the relationship between PUWER & EU Directives?

Click here to be taken to the PUWER Webinar recording

The webinar slides are available to download - contact us if you would like a copy, or if you have any further questions regarding PUWER or any aspect of Machinery Safety.

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