Work equipment covers an enormous range spanning process machinery, office equipment, hand tools, ladders and pressure washers. Employers have a duty when selecting and providing employees with equipment.

The important points for selecting equipment are:

  • Selecting the right equipment for the job
  • Making sure the equipment is safe to use
  • Keeping equipment safe through regular maintenance, inspection and, if appropriate, thorough examination
  • Training employees to use equipment safely and follow manufacturers or suppliers instructions

Specific requirements and guidance