Regulations / Standards

There are several engineering-related regulations and standards that your Engineering Compliance programme needs to consider and you must be able to demonstrate compliance with.

What is Engineering Compliance?

Examples are provided below of Regulations / Standards you need to consider:

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (outlines what employers are required to do to manage health and safety)
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (imposes duties to limit the risks involved in using electricity at work)
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (if you own, operate or have control over work equipment you must consider and address risks):
    • BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009 (safety of machinery, electrical equipment of machines, general requirements)
    • EN ISO 13849-1 (design of machine safety-related control systems)
  • The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) (how you control the risks to safety from fire, explosions and substances corrosive to metals)
  • Directive 99/92/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’) (how you manage the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts)

PEME can conduct Work Packages for you to ensure you meet your Engineering Compliance responsibilities covering PUWER, ATEX / DSEAR and Electricity at Work regulations