Safety of workplace machinery, equipment and tools



All businesses must ensure that they use and maintain their equipment correctly. This reduces the risk of accidents or damage to health. It helps you to meet health and safety requirements.

The definition of equipment covers a wide range of items, such as:

  • screwdrivers
  • ladders
  • computers
  • dumper trucks
  • manufacturing equipment

This guide outlines types of work equipment in safety law. It explains your legal duties and how to reduce the risks.

The guide also explains how to carry out a risk assessment and advises you how to use hand-held tools safely

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