Power press safety, inspections & maintenance
Ensure the safety of your power press and process machinery with regular inspections
A power press is defined in PUWER 98 as "a press or brake for the working of metal by means of tools, or for dye proving, which is power driven and which embodies a flywheel and a clutch."
The purpose of a power press inspection and safety test is to ensure that all the guards and other protective devices, e.g. light curtains, fitted to the machine area are inefficient and effective working order and that the press is safe to use.
Requirements for examinations of power presses are covered in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) as applied to power presses.
The regulations state that:
Other guarded machinery with safety devices that are prone to deterioration will require an inspection under PUWER Regulation 6. Although intervals are not specified, the frequency is determined from the machine’s PUWER Assessment.
Bureau Veritas has more than 190 years of experience worldwide performing power press and process machinery inspections and maintenance in compliance with PUWER. Also, We support organisations in giving their teams training and the background and knowledge they need to meet complex regulatory requirements such as PUWER across sites, countries and regions.
We have an experienced team of inspection engineers operating nationwide to help businesses like yours to achieve and maintain compliance around power press and process machinery.
We can undertake comprehensive inspections of your equipment in line with regulatory requirements and guidelines. As your compliance partner, we also offer advice on meeting your obligations, including frequency of inspections to optimise costs.
As part of our enhanced service – and free for mechanical inspection clients – we offer access to live, accurate and reliable data for all inspection reports using SWIFT, our online reporting system.
Developed in-house by our own team of experts, SWIFT is a web-based portal which gives our safe, secure, 24/7 access to your inspection records, visit reports and equipment lists.