Inspections of power presses and press brakes, plus other PUWER inspections.
Part IV of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires thorough examination and testing of power presses and press brakes, including their guards and protective devices. Examinations are required periodically, the frequency of which depends on the use of the equipment and guarding.
As well as examining presses and safeguards to ensure they are safe to use, our engineers advise on specific components that must be dismantled and examined to meet your statutory obligations. To minimise disruption, we aim to fit in with maintenance/shutdown periods keeping downtime to a minimum while ensuring you comply with all current legislation.
The Thurra team is a good source of reference and guidance on these requirements; more detailed information is available in the HSE guide to the safe operation and maintenance of power presses: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg236.pdf