PUWER Inspections from Pilz
What is PUWER?
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(PUWER) (formerly known as PUWER 98) came into force on 5 December 1998. The main objective of PUWER is to ensure the provision of safe work equipment throughout the lifetime of its use, regardless of its condition, age or origin.
Every employer is required to assess the risks to the health and safety of people in their workplace. The regulations not only require employers to provide suitable and safe work equipment and machines, but also to consider working conditions and any risks to the health and safety of personnel, this includes providing appropriate training. To find out more on responsibilities, click here
What does PUWER apply to?
PUWER applies to the provision and use of all work equipment and machinery, in short, anything from a tool to a single machine to an assembly plant. Click here
for our guide on what exactly is defined as work equipment for PUWER.
PUWER Inspections with Pilz
Our PUWER Inspectors will inspect your machinery against PUWER and provide a comprehensive report for each item of work equipment. For any non conformance highlighted Pilz will conduct a risk evaluation as specified in the standard EN ISO 12100: 2010
You will receive a draft report prior to your PUWER Inspector leaving site, once it has been quality checked in our head office, your final PUWER inspection report will be emailed to you. If requested a hard copy can be be sent out and your PUWER Inspector can even re-visit site to present the findings of the report.
An executive summary is included in the report, covering the results of the assessment including a graphical representation of your hazard types and risk levels.
Why choose Pilz for PUWER Inspections
10 trained PUWER assessors across the UK
for all sectors