The provision and use of work equipment regulations 1992 (PUWER) places general duties on employers and lists minimum requirements for work equipment to deal with selected hazards what ever the industry. Work equipment broadly defines everything from a hand held tool to machines of all kinds. One way of meeting this requirement is to have in place a system of regular testing.
Here at O P Services we use the latest computerized Portable Appliance Testers that record all system parameters from a unique asset number for the equipment to the full test results arising from the test. This information is fed into an electronic database that is printed onto hard copies for the client confirming that the requirements were met.
This process has significant advantages over the paper records and tick sheet methods employed by many others where the only assurance available is the tick in a box by a company operative. As in all areas of our work our Technicians in this area hold the C&G 2377 In service Inspection and Testing accreditation