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Retrofitting woodworking machine brakes

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Regulation 15 of PUWER 98 requires work equipment to be provided with controls which bring the work equipment 'to a safe condition in a safe manner'.

This information sheet provides advice to employers and operators on the retrospective fitting of braking to certain classes of woodworking machinery. The advice will also be useful to those who supply woodworking machinery.

This revision includes new information on fitting a variable speed drive as a braking option.

Updated: 2021-03-23