Inspection of work equipment. The purpose of an inspection is. Using work equipment safely. Using work equipment safely. Updated guidance with current contact details and references to Regulations and publications. Guidance distinguishes when terms are to be.

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Nevertheless, upon installation, this equipment must meet the requirements of all relevant European Product Supply Directives and so be safe by design and construction when placed on the market. HSE Work equipment and machinery Inspection of work equipment.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) – Work equipment and machinery

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Using work equipment safely. Related products Lifting equipment at work: Machine users are also required to carry out an inspection and test of the safety devices every day the press is used to ensure that it is safe to use. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Although PUWER has a wide application, there is a general exclusion covering the use of ship’s work equipment in most situations because there are other provisions for the safety of this equipment under merchant shipping legislation.

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PUWER Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Open learning guidance

A brief guide Thorough examination of lifting equipment: This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. This includes lifting equipment whose only source of power is directly applied human effort eg manually operated chain blocks and car jacks.

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Regulation 8 2 of LOLER defines a lifting operation as ‘… an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load’.


Is this page useful? Skip to content Skip to navigation. Health and Safety Executive. All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be hsee planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner.

Please log in using one of these methods to puser your comment: The frequency of inspection may vary, depending on environmental conditions eg equipment subject to harsh outdoor conditions is likely to need more frequent inspections than if used in an indoor environment. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is aimed at employers, dutyholders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of work equipment, such as managers and supervisors. Requiring too much detail too often can lead to inspection activity becoming burdensome with the risk of a superficial ‘tick box’ approach or even, in some cases, the inspection activity ceasing altogether.

Equipment can be inspected by anyone who has sufficient knowledge and experience of it to enable them to know:. Is this page useful?

Where the SWL of any equipment or accessory depends on its configuration, the information provided on the SWL must reflect all potential configurations for example, where the hook of an engine hoist can be moved to different positions, the SWL should be shown for each position.

The primary objective is to ensure that all work equipment, including mobile and lifting equipment, should not give rise to health and safety risks, regardless of its age, condition and origin.

You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Most new work equipment that is machinery will also fall within the scope of the Machinery Directive, as implemented by the Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations.

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A ‘load’ is the item or items being lifted, which includes a person or people. These duties also apply to a self-employed person, in respect of work equipment they use at work.


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Inspection of work equipment

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Intended for use by local authority health and safety inspectors and enforcement officers, health and safety professionals providing health and safety services within medium to large companies eg trainers and officersHSE inspectors and legal professionals.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice. In these cases only regulations 7 to 9, 11 to 13, 20 to 22 and 30 apply.

PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not. Health and Safety Executive. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.

This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. The need for inspection and inspection frequencies should be determined through risk assessment. Records do not have to be made in writing but, if kept in another form eg on a computerthese should be held securely and made available upon request by any enforcing authority.