Work Equipment

Regulation regarding work equipment Inspections.

Under Regulation 6 of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) A piece of work equipment that, where the safety of work equipment depends on the installation conditions, is inspected after installation and before being put into service for the first time or after assembly at a new site or in a new location. 

Under regulation 6 it also states every employer shall ensure that work equipment exposed to conditions causing deterioration which is liable to result in dangerous situations is inspected at suitable intervals and each time that exceptional circumstances, which are liable to jeopardise the safety of the work equipment have occurred.

Every employer shall ensure that the result of an inspection made under this regulation is recorded and kept until the next inspection. 

It must be ensured the person carrying out the inspection is competent to do so.



We are able to undertake inspections of work equipment under regulation 6 and produce the report.

The equipment requiring inspection under this regulation is dependant on the risk assessment under regulation 3 of  The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, whether it has identified as a significant risk to the operator or other workers from the installation or use of the work equipment, a suitable inspection should be carried out. 

Areas of cover include: Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.