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. PUWER is an abbreviation for Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations It is often referred to as the PUWER Regs or PUWER 98 regulations.

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Dangerous parts of machinery Most new work equipment that is machinery will also fall within the scope of the Machinery Directive, as implemented by the Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations. Regullations escape from self-propelled work equipment in the event of a fire could not be achieved easily, suitable fire fighting equipment must be provided.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

For example, equipment 19998 for lifting such as fork lifts are also subject to the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulationspressure equipment must meet the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations, and Personal Protective Equipment must meet the PPE Regulations.

Rolling over of mobile work equipment. A press-stud attaching machine. Briefly, the regulations lay down that the work equipment must be suitable for its purpose, must be maintained in an efficient state and regularly inspected 9198 a competent person.

Where mobile work equipment has a shaft for the transmission of energy rehulations it and other mobile work equipment and the shaft could become soiled or damaged puweer contact with the ground while uncoupled the work equipment must have a system to safeguard the shaft.

These inspections should be after the equipment is first installed and before it is brought into use for the first time. The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. The regulations impose duties on employers, the self-employed and people who have control of work equipment.

By using this 19998, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lifting equipment What is lifting equipment Planning and organising lifting operations Lifting rregulations Thorough examination of lifting equipment Passenger lifts and escalators Vacuum lifting equipment Powered gates The basics for safety Legal responsibilities Ensuring powered doors and gates are regultions Manufacture and supply of new work equipment UK supply law EU supply law CE marking Essential requirements Standards Conformity assessment Notified bodies Technical files Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Incorporation User instructions New machinery Machinery Directive: Other more specific legislation may also apply for example LOLER, when lifting equipment is used at work.

The address of the premises at which the thorough examination Work Equipment The definition of work equipment is very wide. This latter can apply where there is not a direct ’employment’ relationship between the person who uses the equipment and the person who controls it.

Inspection of guards and protection devices. 9198, and certain other work equipment within scope of the Directive, must undergo conformity assessment and be appropriately CE marked before being placed on the market or brought into use.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Email Address never made public. We currently undertake visual inspections daily on any equipment we take out and sign a sheet to say that has been done.

Inspection of guards and protection devices However, the regulations do not refer to equipment used by the public, which comes under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act Emergency stop controls Where it is used in conditions regulatiions could lead to deterioration which could cause dangerous situations to arise it should be inspected at suitable intervals.

A power press for the working of hot metal.

Approved Code of Practice and guidance Safe use of power presses. Stabilising the work equipment. The date of the thorough examination.

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

Lifting equipment such as hoists, elevated work platforms, lifting slings etc. Original As Enacted or Made: Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Five of the regulations are devoted to the controls of work equipment. Furthermore, PUWER aims to ensure that equipment and machinery is only used by those who have completed the regulatiions training, and that it is in a suitable condition for its intended purpose.

Exemption for the armed forces Remember, if you need any help or advice with risk assessments, RoSPA runs a comprehensive Risk Assessment coursegiving you the practical skills and knowledge you to need to perform risk assessments in your own workplace.