“Years of experience in PUWER98 Audits in the workplace”

Health & Safety Compliance Engineering can help reduce the risk to health and safety of work equipment and ensure legal compliance, by implementing the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) in the workplace.

What is PUWER98?

PUWER98 stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. These regulations are the implementation in the United Kingdom of the Use of Work Equipment Directive together with the Machinery Directive applied to industrial users & purchasers of work equipment.
PUWER places obligations on businesses to take into account potential dangers to operators and other persons using or affected by machines and equipment. It includes confirmation that new, second-hand and existing equipment is complaint, suitable for use and fit for the purpose intended and has been correctly installed and is properly used and is properly maintained.

A copy of the PUWER98 Regulations may be downloaded here.

A copy of the ACOP for PUWER98 may be downloaded here.

"Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is …
suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided".

Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

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