Work equipment and machinery
Brexit: Transition period
The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.
Here you will find information and guidance for:
- designers and manufacturers of new products,
- suppliers and installers of work equipment,
- those purchasing and using equipment at work,
- and for looking after work equipment.
Health and safety made simple
This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
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- CE Marking
- Hiring out work equipment
- Purchasing work equipment
Select and install plant and equipment properly, use it carefully, and make sure it is maintained to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
Lifting equipment and lifting operations are subject to additional requirements, including periodic thorough examination, by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
Manufacture & supply of work equipment
By design and construction all work equipment must be safe and not give rise to risks to health when first placed on the market or put into service.
Report a defective product
HSE and other Market Surveillance Authorities have powers to take action where new products are defective.
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