The workshop survey was commissioned initially to look at four site workshop current equipment conformity to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and to highlight areas of either non-conformity or where improvements could be made. This was expanded during the visit to include the final eleven workshops.
Due to the importance within PUWER of other aspects of workshop management such as equipment maintenance, operator training and risk assessments, these were also included in the review.
Other relevant legislation considered included the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations.
The outcome was to provide the company with a comprehensive picture of its compliance with PUWER and a series of PUWER assessments as required by the regulations. The report included a series of recommendations for the company to undertake.
The company had also requested that where guarding deficiencies were identified that MESH assisted with the guarding design and potential suppliers. As our consultant David Haggarty has an engineering background this service was provided as part of the agreement with Cleveland Potash.