Mechanical Legislation Awareness

This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.

Two modules covering PSSR / PER and PUWER

Keeping track of legislation that impacts on engineering activities.

Many companies are sinking under wave after wave of legislation and compliance requirements. Whilst larger organisations have people who are specifically employed to keep track and help their company comply, many companies cannot afford this expensive resource or solution.

For these companies it is a major challenge to keep abreast and comply with the legislation without running foul of Regulators, whilst at the same time keeping spending in proportion. Many are therefore looking for cost effective solutions.

ABB Consulting have a number of people, who on a daily basis are emerged in understanding, interpreting, and applying UK legislation. It is routinely engaged by organisations, large and small, to help with their understanding and compliance issues. Getting matters in perspective is a first important step.

To that end ABB Consulting has pooled its extensive knowledge and pulled together a one day awareness course, to provide an understanding of the various aspects of legislation. Working through the legislation can be daunting but ABB follows a simple hierarchy which allows the important message to be understood and applied.


The session will cover: 
- Pressure Systems Safety Regulation
- The Pressure Equipment Regulations – scope of regulations
- Purchase of equipment
- Registration of equipment
- Inspection
- Schemes of examination
- Examination and deferments
- Responsibilities of user

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. There are few specific legal requirements relating to mechanical engineering practices. However, the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Machinery Directive and the PUWER Regulations mean that the hazards associated with equipment must be identified and systems such as training, supervision, information and instructions shall be used to control the hazards.

The session will consider:

- Suitability
- Inspections
- Maintenance policy and practices
- Training

- Information
- Compliance with EU Directives
- Responsibility of user

  • When

  • Thursday, 14 September, 2017
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Where

  • ABB Office
    Pavilion 9
    Byland Way
    Billingham TS23 4EB
    +44 (01) 642 372000