Client: Britvic
Brief: Ensuring PUWER compliance
Duration: 52 Weeks

A decision was taken by the Britvic Group to ensure UK operational compliance to PUWER 98 regulations, the Rugby site being used to pilot the process with the other sites to follow upon successful completion.


Britvic charged us with providing a system for auditing, identifying and completing the necessary remedial actions and maintaining compliance in the future.  Since then we have undergone a rebrand to become Musk Process Services from PEME.

A survey was conducted by an independent specialist and identified hazards associated with assets which needed to be modified to satisfy UK Regulations.


We provided a project programme, consisting of work packages covering study, design, manufacture, procurement, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning.

Timescales were assessed for each hazard to ensure minimal downtime and a dedicated Project Manager co-ordinated all associated tasks.

The Project fell under the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and we fulfilled the approved Principal Contractor role to manage site safety.

A thorough approach

A separate report (Machinery Modification Specification) identified how each asset was to be modified to provide solutions for the machinery safety compliance remedial actions. This report included the identification of technical documentation and supported Britvic’s Design Qualification activity.

An auditable report detailing the remedial tasks that needed to be carried out was maintained throughout the project, detailing the completion of works and technical notation required.

Mechanical & Electrical upgrades were conducted and supporting documentation, such as amended Operating and Maintenance Manual documentation, were provided.

Acceptance testing / re-qualification (commissioning) was conducted where machinery had been modified to satisfy machinery safety compliance.

Protected for the future

Crucially, working life has been made safer for everyone coming into contact with the site machinery and equipment. Additionally,Britvic has the knowledge and documented evidence that all equipment and machinery is safe and suitable for its intended purpose.

Learn more about The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

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