Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 place duties on what?
1. People and companies own, operate or have control over work equipment. 2. Employers whose employees use work equipment
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Work Equipment can be defined as ...
Any mchinary, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work. This includes the equipment that the employees which ar their own.
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According to the HSE, What does the term 'Work Equipment' mean?
Any activity involving work equipment and incudes starting, stopping, programming, setting, transporting, reparing modifiying, maintaining, servicing and cleaning. this includes equipment sch as diggers, eletric planer, stepladders, hammers o wheelba
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Under PUWER, Work equipment must be ...
Suitable for intended use. Safe to use. Well maintained. Inspected regularly.
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Why is regular inspection important on a tool?
As a tool that was safe when it was safe when it was new may nolonger be safe after considerable use.
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Work Equpiment should only be used by .....
a person who have recieved adequate instrution and training. Information regarding the use of the equpiment must be given to the operator adn must only be used for what it was designed to do.
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Why should protective devices e.g. emergency stops, must be used?
To slow down moving parts to bring the equipment to a safe condition when turning off or stopped.
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