UK business unit of multinational engineering and services supplier.
The client manufacture equipment for industrial power generation. Jigs, fixtures and other tooling for the production line is mostly produced in-house and much of it pre-dates the implementation of the Machinery Directive. Following an accident on site, they needed to perform PUWER risk assessments on all production equipment (over 500 items in total).
Work Equipment Directives (implemented in UK as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations).
What We Did:
- Trained 30 people, including design engineers, health and safety and quality management personnel.
- Training focussed on work equipment requirements, applicable standards, risk assessment and documents/records.
- Identified applicable standards.
- Helped to prioritise assessment work.
- Provided checklists and formats for risk assessment.
What the Customer did:
- The customer did all their own assessment work and as a result some equipment had modifications to guarding, controls and/or work instructions. A small number of items were scrapped as being uneconomic to bring up to the required standard.
The client were able to demonstrate that they had met their legal obligations under PUWER and are now equipped to handle this obligation internally from now on.