Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

Who we are

As a leading innovative automation company, Pilz are experts in the safety of people, machines and the environment. Driven by the vision of ‘The Spirit of Safety’ our team is committed to safety, providing worldwide customer-orientated solutions to support the automation of plant and machinery.

As part of Pilz commitment to safety we undertake PUWER Inspections. PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. These regulations came into force in 1998 and were formerly known as PUWER98. Across the UK PUWER is necessary to ensure that all machinery provided for use at work is safe and operated correctly.

The safety of your employees is paramount, are you covered under PUWER?

PUWER Summary

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, PUWER, place duties on employers or the self-employed to ensure that equipment and machinery supplied for use at work is suitable for the intended use, safe for use, used by people that have adequate training, is used in accordance with specific requirements and is accompanied by suitable health and safety measures such as protective devices and controls.

It is employers who are required to assess the risks to the health and safety of every individual in their workplace. Full responsibility therefore sits with the employer if anything was to go wrong.

Between March 2021 and March 2022 36.8 million days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury. By carrying out a PUWER inspection you are significantly reducing the risks that accompany workplace accidents and ensuring the safety of those under your care.

What we do

Pilz PUWER work together with your company to ensure you are meeting these regulations right across your business.  Our team carry out PUWER Inspections, providing you with a comprehensive report for each item of work equipment. This report covers all aspects of your inspection, as well as including a breakdown of your hazard types and risks found during our team’s visit. This will help to ensure you are meeting and exceeding all regulations under PUWER and that machines are kept maintained in a safe condition with regular inspections.

Pilz PUWER Inspections

Achieving PUWER Conformity with Pilz


Pilz Automation Ltd
Pilz House, Little Colliers Field
Corby, Northants, NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1536 460766

Pilz Automation Ltd

Telephone: +44 1536 460766