PUWER, or the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, set out what employers must do to safeguard workers using equipment in the workplace. The regulations cover everything from CNC machines to forklifts. PUWER stipulates an employer’s duty to ensure equipment is: suitable for use, properly maintained and regularly inspected.
There are too many examples of where a breach in PUWER has led to serious injury or even a fatality of an employee, often in these instances safety measures have been overlooked by either operators or management teams. Inadequate guarding and emergency stop devices are all too common in the work place, whether this is a genuine oversight or safety requirements being purposely ignored the outcome is the same. You could face serious impact on your business by not following legislation and showing due diligence. Prohibition notices, prosecution or even custodial sentences are issued by the regulating body (HSE) where employers are found to be in breach of the PUWER regulations.
Don’t fall foul of your legal responsibility; act now in order to ensure your work force stays safe. TÜV SÜD Product Service would like to assist you and raise your awareness of the importance aimed around the legislation of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
TÜV SÜD holds workshops throughout the year and registration for the half-day events is free, book now to ensure your place. This workshop will provide an overview of the PUWER Regulations and will provide guidance on how to meet your legal requirements.
Topics covered will include:
An introduction to the PUWER Regulations
Layout of PUWER Regulations
Overview of individual regulations
Review of other relevant regulations
Q&A and Lunch
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