PUWER 1998: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Open learning guidance

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Updated guidance with current contact details and references to Regulations and publications. Guidance distinguishes when terms are to be used precisely and when interpretations can apply the regulatory requirements according to given situations.

Regulations cover general workplaces such as factories, offices, shops, hospitals, construction sites, farms or wherever work equipment and machinery is used. 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 officers), HSE inspectors and legal professionals.

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Updated: 2021-03-04