ERD Engineering Inspections

The Provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998
(PUWER)

DefinitionsPUWER2

Work equipment – any machine, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.

Inspection

The act which determines if the work equipment can be operated safely, and detect any deterioration that may become a danger.

Frequency

The frequency and the type of inspections required will depend on the installation and how likely the machinery and associated safety devices are to deteriorate and give rise to a significant risk to the operators or other workers but are not specified within the regulations.