PUWER now Compliant

Following a safety incident, a manufacturer was put under a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) improvement notice and given a definite time-frame to ensure the site was PUWER compliant.

PEME and Machinery Safety and Compliance Services Ltd (MSCS) were charged with providing a system for auditing, identifying and completing the necessary remedial actions and maintaining PUWER compliance in the future.

MSCS conducted an initial audit and identified the assets which needed to be modified to satisfy UK Regulations to ensure PUWER safety compliance.

PEME completed the modifications and remedial actions required to ensure Machinery Safety compliance. Addressing PUWER maintenance requirements is an element of PEME’s Engineering Compliance service.

The Engineering Compliance solution was proven on the first site and then successfully rolled-out across multiple-sites in the UK and Europe.

PUWER stands for The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. The PUWER legislation (formerly PUWER98) came into force on 5 December 1998 and was taken from the PUWER 1992 Regulations.  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.

As a result of this project, the working life has been made safer for everyone using and coming into contact with the machinery and equipment, including employers, employees, contractors, and anyone else who might use or have access to machinery in the workplace.  At the completion of the project, our client benefited by having the knowledge and documented evidence that all their equipment and machinery was safe and suitable for its intended purpose by trained and competent personnel.

The client Group Engineering Manager, said “PEME have helped us make a huge step forward in the safety of our Plants. Without their support we would not have achieved some fantastic results.”