This report summarises the evaluation of the implementation of the Amending Directive (95/63/EC) to the Use of Work Equipment Directive (89/655/EEC) (AUWED) in the UK, as enacted in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). The evaluation describes how organisations responded to the regulations, the costs and benefits, compliance problems and difficulties, and areas of improvement in the regulations and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). It concludes that there is a reasonable level of awareness and compliance with the regulations.
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