CE & UKCA Marking and Health & Safety Specialists


Fountain Safety Solutions Ltd will carry out PUWER Audits on all of your machinery and work equipment and advise on compliance with all the regulations.

These regulations apply to virtually all work equipment currently in use and they place a duty on all employers to provide equipment that is safe and suitable for their intended use. Companies also have an obligation under these regulations to inspect work equipment prior to putting it into service. This applies to both new and second hand equipment.

To ensure that your company is in compliance with PUWER’98, we will complete an extensive PUWER Audit. This will determine any non-compliances which can be considered as hazards and are formally risk-assessed in accordance with The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Our risk assessments come with recommendations and solutions on how compliance can be achieved.

Key Points Included in the PUWER Audit:

  • Integrity — equipment should be safe through its design, construction or adaptation
  • Place — equipment should be suitable for the different environments where it is expected to be used
  • Use — equipment should be suitable for the task for which it is intended to be used
  • Isolation — applies to electrical, pneumatic and thermal energy supplies
  • Protection against moving parts — suitability of guarding, sensors and interlocks
  • Control System — suitability, starting, stopping, emergency stopping and consequence of failure
  • Instructions & Training — examination of safe operating procedures and training records
  • Inspection & Maintenance — frequency, suitability and documentation of procedures
  • Extremes of Temperature — protection against hot and very cold surfaces