Standard C frame upright mechanical power press
Note: Shown with interlocking guards fitted. It is the guard which dictates the inspection frequency. i.e. 12 months for a fixed guard or "enclosed tool" and 6 months for interlocking guard (as here), or an Auto Optical Protection Device (AOPD), often referred to as a light guard.
A press brake with an AOPD (light curtain fitted)
- Inspection Frequency
- Guard dependant. 12 or 6 months*.
- Related Regulation
- Power press, PUWER Part IV
Note: Exemptions to the regulation 33 Schedule 2 exist. Only Presses which satisfy the conditions of the regulation are "statute" under this regulation. However, you would also consider inspections under PUWER for these items as your "Risk assessment" might lead you to having this as a requirement.
* It is the type of guard fitted which dictates if the inspection frequency is 6 or 12 months.