W e at Agricar are committed to delivering a first class service and are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve our service. One way in which we believe we can better our service, is by giving you the choice to have your working equipment checked to meet PUWER 98 standards and to have your lifting equipment checked to meet LOLER 98 standards.
LOLER is aimed at ensuring that all lifting operations are properly planned, that lifting equipment is used in a safe manner and that, where necessary, lifting equipment is thoroughly examined at suitable intervals by a competent person.
What is PUWER 98?
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) are made under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) and came into force on the 5th December 1998. PUWER 98 brings into effect the non-lifting aspects of the Amending Directive to Use of Work Equipment Directive (AUWED). The primary objective of PUWER 98 is to ensure that work equipment should not result in health and safety risk, regardless of its age, condition or origin.
On completion of each thorough examination a certificate will be issued as a record that the machine has met the requirements under LOLER / PUWER 98.
What the HSE say..
"The HSE recognises that thorough examinations carried out by a BAGMA approved competent person are an acceptable means by which users of lifting equipment can meet their legal obligations under regulation 9 of LOLER 98"
If you require any further information please contact the Dundonald, Forfar or Perth depots and speak to the Service department.
All of our depots are equipped with dynamometers to test the full range of tractors we sell and service. Some dynamometers can even test tractors up to 450hp. Print outs are available on request stating torque back up and horse power figures.
Three of our depots are fully equipped to service and repair the full air conditioning system on most types of tractors, combines and telescopic forklifts. Please call your local Service department for a fixed cost.
All of our Service departments are equipped with the right tools to give you an accurate reading of your tractors hydraulics performance.
We can provide an onsite service to calibrate your fertiliser spreader so you can get the best possible performance with an even spread to stop stripping.
All of our Service departments are equipped to carry out a wide range of hydraulic hose repairs with a wide range of fittings and adaptors available in stock.
Agricar now have trained examiners who hold a valid NPTC level 3 Certificate of Competence which allows us to carry out the National Sprayer Testing Scheme. The benefits of testing your sprayer ensures maximum efficiency of your sprayer, reduces costly downtime, aids traceability and increases second hand value, a valid certificate provides evidence to your clients, crop assurance agencies and the general public of your commitment to keep your machines in sound well-serviced condition.
The test can either be done in our workshop or on your farm, providing you dispose of any waste water under the terms of the Groundwater Regulations. The test covers the Delivery System, Application System and Ancillaries. For further details please contact your local service department.