PUWER Inspection & Testing

Specialising in expert PUWER inspections in London, our services cater to various businesses across the city and extend throughout England. PUWER regulations are a vital mandate ensuring that employers guarantee the safety of all work equipment. Under PUWER, work equipment encompasses a broad spectrum, ranging from machinery to appliances, tools, or installations utilised within work premises, regardless of exclusive or shared usage.

Our commitment lies in conducting thorough, comprehensive inspections that align with PUWER guidelines, aiming not only to meet regulatory requirements but also to strengthen the safety culture within businesses. By extending our services to London boroughs and beyond, we aim to assist businesses across England in upholding these crucial safety standards, fostering secure working environments conducive to productivity and employee well-being.

What’s Included

PUWER regulations consist of an extensive array of equipment in various work settings. From pallet trucks facilitating material handling, to storage racking ensuring organised inventory management, roller shutter doors providing secure access, and ladders aiding in elevated tasks – all fall under its legislation. Working at height equipment, such as PFPE (including harnesses, lanyards, and lifelines), stands pivotal for safety during elevated operations. Additionally, power presses integral in manufacturing, escalators in public spaces, and an extensive array of other equipment also come under the umbrella of PUWER guidelines, emphasising the comprehensive scope these regulations hold in ensuring workplace safety across diverse industries.

  • Ladders
  • Working at height equipment:
    PFPE (harnesses, lanyards, lifelines etc)

  • Pallet trucks
  • Storage racking
  • Roller shutter doors
  • Power presses
  • Escalators
  • And Much More!

Pallet Trucks

PUWER examinations ensure pallet trucks remain properly maintained for secure material handling, averting accidents and injuries in warehouses or industrial environments.

Storage Racking

Regular assessments ensure the stability and integrity of storage racks, reducing the risk of collapses that could jeopardise employees and inventory.

Roller Shutter Doors

PUWER inspections confirm the effective operation of doors, promoting smooth functionality and preventing potential hazards related to malfunctioning mechanisms.

Tipper Trucks

PUWER inspections for tipper trucks concentrate on ensuring optimal conditions of mechanical components and hydraulic systems, minimising accidents during loading and unloading activities. Routine checks also enhance operator safety and mitigate potential risks associated with faulty parts or systems.


Inspections play a critical role in validating ladder stability, reducing falls and injuries during elevated tasks.

Working at Height Equipment

Regular checks of working-at-height equipment, also known as PFPE, uphold the integrity of personal fall protection equipment, crucial for preventing falls and ensuring worker safety at elevated positions.

Power Presses

PUWER inspections for power presses aim to sustain operational safety, minimising the risk of accidents in manufacturing settings.


Inspections are essential to maintain escalator functionality, mitigating the risk of malfunctions that could lead to injuries in public spaces.

It’s important to emphasise that PUWER regulations cover a wide range of equipment beyond those specifically mentioned here. The phrase “but not limited to” in the regulations underscores the expansive coverage. Any machinery, tools, appliances, or installations used at work fall under PUWER’s mandate, and our inspection services encompass this broad spectrum to ensure compliance and safety across various types of equipment used in workplaces. This comprehensive approach contributes to fostering safer work environments and mitigating risks associated with different types of work equipment.

PUWER Inspection & Testing Services

Our inspection process adheres to a meticulous and systematic approach tailored to PUWER guidelines. Our proficient team begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the work equipment, determining the optimal inspection frequency as per PUWER regulations. The subsequent ‘Thorough Examination’ is conducted with precision, thoroughly scrutinizing the equipment’s condition, safety measures, and complete adherence to statutory PUWER regulations.

Expert Team

Our team comprises individuals well-versed in PUWER regulations, ensuring precise inspections that preempt potential issues and ensure full PUWER compliance for your business.

Detailed Inspection Plans

We craft inspection plans tailored to each client’s specifications, acknowledging the unique needs of diverse businesses. This ensures relevance and efficacy in examining the specific work equipment in operation.

Comprehensive Documentation

Recognizing the significance of documentation for regulatory adherence, we provide detailed reports upon completing the ‘Thorough Examination’. These reports elucidate findings, recommendations, and a clear indication of PUWER compliance status.

Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive queries about PUWER inspections, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for reference:

What is a PUWER inspection?

PUWER, established in 1998, outlines legal obligations regarding the safe utilization of work equipment. At the core of PUWER is the mandate for employers to ensure the safety and upkeep of work equipment, emphasizing accurate installation and routine inspections. AV Inspections takes on the responsibility of conducting thorough PUWER assessments for various businesses nationwide to ensure complete compliance with PUWER regulations.

How do PUWER inspections work?

PUWER assessments cover a wide array of work equipment. AV Inspection’s PUWER service in London encompasses various equipment types, including, but not limited to, pallet trucks, storage racking, roller shutter doors, ladders, power presses, escalators, and more. This comprehensive approach underscores the thoroughness and inclusivity of AV Inspection’s services in aligning your business with PUWER regulations.

What are my responsibilities?

The duty holder, typically the employer or business owner, is tasked with ensuring PUWER compliance. This includes arranging and supervising regular inspections, ensuring accurate installation, maintenance, and adherence to PUWER regulations. AV Inspections collaborates with duty holders to establish inspection frequencies, conduct meticulous examinations, and ensure continuous PUWER compliance on their behalf.

Why should I choose AV Inspections?

AV Statutory Inspections distinguishes itself as a reliable partner for businesses seeking PUWER compliance. With a team of skilled professionals, we offer more than just inspections; we provide a comprehensive service that surpasses regulatory requirements. Opting for AV Inspection means businesses gain a dedicated ally committed to enhancing the safety and functionality of their work equipment in accordance with PUWER standards.