PUWER and LOLER
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (including Abrasive Wheels Register)
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
This register is set out to record the information required for recording inspections carried out under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (including persons appointed to mount Abrasive Wheels) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
Requirement to Inspect Work Equipment:PUWER provides a requirement to carry out inspections of work equipment to ensure it is maintained in good order. An inspection is also required for work equipment:
An inspection may include a visual examination, and/or a strip down of the equipment and functional tests.
Responsibility for Inspection
Hire companies must ensure that equipment they hire out complies with PUWER. An employer has a duty to ensure that equipment they use or provide for use complies with PUWER and that includes ensuring that inspections are carried out by a competent person. If you use equipment provided by another contractor you have a duty to ensure the equipment is safe to use.
If you are using hired equipment you must agree with the hire company who will carry out the inspections and when they will be carried out.
Records of Inspection
Records of inspections must be made and you are required to keep a record of the last inspection. These records must contain the information required by the various regulations and be easily accessible by those who use the equipment or others who need the information such an HSE or local authority inspector.
Reports of thorough examinations and inspections made under LOLER should be kept available for inspection at the place where the lifting equipment is being used; if this is not possible the information should be readily accessible. Records must be readily available.