Power press

Standard C frame upright mechanical power press

Inspection Frequency
Guard dependant. 12 or 6 months.
Related Regulation
Power press, PUWER Part IV

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.

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