A Guide to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Price: £3.60
- Published: November 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (the Regulations) require that work equipment is constructed or adapted to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided, and any risks to employees' health and safety from equipment are prevented or controlled. The Regulations define equipment as "any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work".
This factsheet explains what is covered by the Regulations, how to comply with the law, and penalties for non-compliance.