Guide

Safety of workplace machinery, equipment and tools

Introduction

All businesses must ensure that their equipment is used and maintained correctly to reduce the risk of accidents or damage to health and to meet health and safety requirements.

The definition of equipment covers a wide range of items - from screwdrivers and ladders to computers, dumper trucks and manufacturing equipment.

This guide explains how to assess and reduce the risks of using workplace equipment. It covers the safeguards you need to put in place to prevent injury, the maintenance required and the rules that cover the disposal of equipment.