PUWER - Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998
Here at SDA we deliver specialist PUWER Assessment Services, the main areas for assessment considered under PUWER are shown below.
Many consultants out there will not tell you what you need to do, but we are DIFFERENT, we identify throughout our web site the protocols and requirements you need to meet to ensure compliance.
The integrity of the work undertaken must be assessed under the appropriate UK Regulations in forces and the European Community Directives and Euro Norms as shown below
Low Voltage Directive
EN 12100 Parts 1 & 2 Mechanical Safety for Machinery
EN 60204 Part 1 Electrical Safety for Machinery
EN 61000 Series Electromagnetic Compatibility for Industrial Environments
Usage of the Equipment - Consideration must be given to Where the equipment is Used
Purpose of the Equipment - The Purpose of this Use
Maintenance and Operation - Operation and control of any Maintenance requirements are equally important
Inspection - Inspection requirements may also need to be incorporated into the installation and operating procedures and systems
Identifying the Specific Risks should then be based on sound risk assessment principles and guidance Euro Norms may be useful in this respect such as EN 1050, Risk Assessment For Machinery
Information & Instructions
Many systems we assess have very poor information and instructions for use, this is no less important than identifying specific risks.
Most training delivered today deals with generic topics which have little practical value in terms of understanding how machines operate safely. We only deliver added value training which is specific for the equipment or machinery.
Conformity with Community Requirements
Perhaps the most neglected area of compliance with PUWER is CE Marking, we see many examples of equipment which is either illegally CE Marked or non-compliant.
The basic elements of CE Marking are not well understood by equipment purchasers, who are generally concerned with cost benefit, rather than fit-for-purpose use.
We provide expert assistance in this field, either Self Certification Schemes or full CE Compliance Management
Other areas needing assessment are
High or Low Temperatures
Isolation from energy sources
For expert assessment under PUWER please contact us to see how we can assist you
We offer a range of services under the Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations, pleas eocntact us should to wish to discuss how we can assist you in managing your compliance requirements