4 Jun PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations ( in Northern Ireland). The regulations deal with the work. The main requirements of PUWER for organisations are to ensure that the equipment used is suitable for its purpose. Collapse all -. Introductory Text. Expand +/Collapse -. PART I INTRODUCTION · 1 .Citation and commencement · retation · ation. Expand.

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Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Really good communication with Claudia in Service, and more than happy with Mike Price the engineer. Other more specific legislation may also apply for example LOLER, when lifting equipment is used at work. Any repair, renewal or alteration referred to in paragraph United Kingdom labour law in law in the United Kingdom in labour relations.

Legislation is available in different versions: PUWER Regulation 6 requires that where the work equipment is exposed to conditions causing deterioration which is liable to result in dangerous situations it must be inspected at suitable intervals. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: The regulations require users of power presses to appoint a person to set tools and carry out a simple inspection of the press during every working shift.

Coming into force 5th Puwdr The HSE state that work equipment can be inspected by anyone who has sufficient knowledge and experience of it to enable them to know:. Rolling over of mobile work equipment When providing new work equipment for use at work, you must ensure it conforms with the essential requirements of European Community law for new machinery this means the Machinery Directive.


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A dummies’ guide to PUWER – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Additionally, an inspection may be required where the safety of the work equipment depends on installation conditions. Overturning of fork-lift trucks These Regulations, as the Regulations, have limited application to ships. Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. Every employer shall ensure that, where self-propelled work equipment may, while in motion, involve risk to the safety of persons—.

Send us a message. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. The date of the thorough examination. Original As Enacted or Made: Any repair, renewal or alteration required to remedy a defect found to be a danger to persons.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) – Work equipment and machinery

Rolling over of mobile work equipment. The use of work equipment is also very widely interpreted and ‘ Latest available Revised Original As made.

Examination frequency The type and frequency of inspections required is not defined within the regulation but should be based on the anticipated rate of deterioration and associated risks. This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

This training is very important, especially for people who have responsibility for implementation in the company or organization. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. In some cases, equipment used at work is more appropriately covered by other, more specific legislation eg the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations and the Electricity at Work Regulations.


More Resources Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Exemption for the armed forces Conformity with Community requirements. In the case of a defect which is not yet The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations The way in which they so apply is revised regulation 3 6 to Exemption for the armed forces.

Repeal of enactment Citation and commencement 2. Every employer shall ensure that where remote-controlled self-propelled work equipment involves a risk to safety while in motion—. This includes equipment which employees provide for their own use at work.

Suitability of work equipment 5. Posted by Andy Kidd on Oct PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

A Simple Guide to PUWER 1998

The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. This is the original version as it was originally made. Emergency stop controls There is no flexibility pueer the regulations to apply a risk based approach to power press examinations. The scope of work equipment is therefore extremely wide. You must check it:.

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