What is PUWER?
PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (1999 in Northern Ireland). The regulations deal with the work equipment and machinery used every day in workplaces and aims to keep people safe wherever equipment and machinery is used at work. PUWER replaces the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992, carrying forward the existing requirements with a number of changes and additions.
What does PUWER do?
Put simply, the PUWER Regulations aim to make working life safer for everyone using and coming into contact with machinery and equipment, including employers, employees, contractors, suppliers, and anyone else who might use or have access to machinery in the workplace.
Who does PUWER apply to?
PUWER regulations apply to work activities throughout the whole of Great Britain and also to offshore installations such as oil rigs and gas supply platforms
It’s not just large businesses that are subject to the Regulations – if you use or control work equipment, or if you’re self-employed operating for profit or not, then you have a legal obligation to follow them.
Regulations 23 and 24
If you’ve ever had the time to read through the 84 pages filled with legal terminology and jargon, then you need not worry as you will probably have everything covered …. Right?
If you’ve not, here are the bullet points relevant to all people that use Pallet Trucks
Summary of regulation 23 Where equipment is dangerous or has dangerous parts that project, the equipment should be marked so that employees are not put at risk
Short summary of regulation 24 Regulation 24 makes it clear that warnings are not appropriate unless they are clearly signalling danger. The regulation focuses on ensuring that warnings are: ¦ clear; ¦ easy to understand; ¦ unmistakeable
So finally, we come to the product pitch …. and here it is
This Pallet Truck Warning/ Instruction Set will enable your pallet truck to conform to the above regulations.
1 x 2000kg, 2200kg, 2300kg or 2500kg S.W.L load capacity sticker (H150mm x W25mm)
1 x Handle operation instruction sticker (H90mm x W45mm)
1 x General operation/ warning sticker (H250mm x W80mm)
High tack, gloss, laminated stickers which will not fade in sun light – printed high visibility yellow with black text.
Make sure all of your pallet trucks conform to Puwer regulations with the Pallet Truck Parts Sticker Sets in stock and available for immediate delivery