The objective of PUWER is to ensure that the provision and use of work equipment is safe throughout the lifetime of its use, regardless of its condition, age, or origin.
PUWER regulations require employers to:
- Ensure all work equipment is maintained in good condition and efficient working order.
- Keep an up-to-date maintenance log for each piece of work equipment.
- Ensure that all people operating work equipment on-site are provided with adequate levels of training in the correct use of the equipment, as well as clear and detailed health and safety information.
- Take all necessary measures to prevent or control any risks associated with the operation of work equipment.
If you are an employer and you provide equipment for use at work, or if you have control of the use of equipment, then this will apply to you.
Our PUWER inspectors can inspect your machinery against PUWER and provide a detailed report for each piece of work equipment. If any non-conformances are found, we would undertake a risk assessment to align with ISO 12100, which would detail suitable corrective requirements referencing the applicable standards.