Plant Inspection & Certification Ltd

Plant Inspection & Certification Ltd are able to provide services to enable you to fulfil your statutory requirements under the H&SAW etc. Act 1974.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998(PUWER 98) were made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) and came into force on 05 December 1998.

PUWER 98 brings into effect the non-lifting aspects of the Amending Directive to the Use of Work Equipment Directive (AUWED). The primary objective of PUWER 98 is to ensure work equipment should not give rise to health and safety risk, regardless of it's age, condition or origin.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) were also made under the HSWA and came into force on 05 December 1998. The regulations apply in all premises and work situations subject to the HSWA and build on the requirements of PUWER.

PUWER 98 applies to the provision and use of work equipment including mobile and lifting equipment. Although PUWER 98 applies to all lifting equipment, LOLER applies over and above the general requirements of PUWER 98 in dealing with specific hazards and risks associated with lifting equipment and lifting operations.

Inspection Services

Plant Inspection & Certification Ltd offer a range of inspection and examination services for all types of equipment, including:

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Lift Inspections

Under the requirements of PUWER and LOLER regulations all work equipment used for lifting must be thoroughly examined by a competent person to ensure it is still fit for purpose and safe to use.

Carry out Statutory thorough examination

This includes:

We are able to provide additional services including:

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Lifting Equipment Examinations

The duty holder and user of lifting equipment should be aware that a thorough examination is a legal requirement.

We are able to provide a thorough examination to meet these requirements.

Examples include: Lifting Tackle including:

Runways and gantries

Arborist harnesses and climbing equipment.

Also: Examined under PUWER and PPE and Fall Arrest equipment

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Pressure Systems

As a requirement under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) pressure systems require a thorough statutory examination as detailed in the written scheme.

The written scheme of Examination defines the type of inspection to be carried out and if any supplementary inspections or testing is required. This includes all items that require inspection and the extent to which they have to be prepared prior to the examination. It also defines the periodicity of the examinations.

It is a legal requirement to have a written scheme for every pressure system before using it for the first time.

Equipment which can be inspected and tested with our calibrated test equipment includes:

Compliance with the PSSR2000 can be complicated and problematic. PI&C can act as your Competent Person and give informative and impartial advice on how best to comply with the Regulations.

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Other Services

Risk Based Inspections and Testing

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In accordance with the Health and Safety Guidance Note FOD 7 2010 and using the procedures laid down in the following as best practise:

Engineering Consultancy

Plant Inspection & Certification have a wealth of knowledge in the area of lifts and lifting equipment and will be happy to act as consultants.

Engineering Insurance

Engineering insurance can be arranged by Plant Inspection & Certification if required.