Legislation & Downloads

If your business uses work equipment or is involved in providing work equipment for others to use, you must manage the risks from that equipment.

Work equipment is any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work (whether exclusively or not). This includes equipment, which employers provide for use at work. The scope of work equipment is therefore extremely wide. The use of work equipment is also very widely interpreted and '...means any activity involving work equipment and includes starting, stopping, programming, setting, transporting, repairing, modifying, maintaining, servicing and cleaning'.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
HES - Safe use of Work Equipment
HSE - Using work Equipment Safely
HSE- Providing and using Work Equipment Safely
HSE - Work Machinery

The Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
HSE - Safe Use of Lifting Equipment
HSE - Lifting Equipment at Work
HSE - Safe use of Lifting Equipment ACOP
HSE - Safety in Docks
HSE - Thorough Examination of Equipment
HSE - LOLER Work Equipment

Working at Height Regulations
HSE - Work at Height Advice

Warehouse and Storage
HSE - Keep Warehouse Safe
HSE - A Guide to Health & Safety in Warehouses
HSE - Safety in the Storage & Handling of Steel & other Metal Stock

Transport & Vehicles
Brake & AXA - How Cost-of-Living Affects Road Safety
HSE - Measuring Workplace Transport Safety Performance
HSE - Driving at Work
HSE - Workplace Transport Safety 1
HSE - Workplace Transport Safety 2
HSE - The Safe Use of Vehicles on Construction Sites
HSE - Working Safely with Agricultural Machinery
HSE - Construction Site Transport Safety: Safe use of Site Dumpers
CPA - Safe Use of Dumpers Guidance
QNJAC - The Safe Operation of Dump Trucks (ADTs) in Quarries & Surface Mining
Fleet Management and Maintenance

Safety & Competence
HSE - Managing Competence for Safety-Related Systems

Statistic Reports
HSE - Fatal injuries in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Fire Safety
Fire Safety Regulations 2023

Forklift Trucks
UKMHA - LPG Forklift Safety Alert
HSE - Using Forklift Trucks

NASC - Maintaining High Standards in Scaffolding

Scaffold Towers
HSE - Scaffold Tower Advice 1
HSE - Scaffold Tower Advice 2 Tower Safety Week - Choose the Right Equipment
Tower Safety Week - Inspect and Record
Tower Safety Week - Build using Approved Methods
Tower Safety Week - Trained and Competent
Tower Safety Week - Follow PASMA's Guidance

Loader Cranes
Guidance on the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders
Crane Safety Issues

HSE - Inspecting a Harness
HSE - Inspecting Fall Arrest Equipment
Guidance on Inspecting Personal Fall Protection Equipment IRATA - Inspection of Equipment
IRATA - Work & Safety Analysis Report

HSE - Safe Use of Ladders
Ladder Association - Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders

Health & Safety Advice for Plant Operators

MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms)
HSE - Using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
The IPAF Global Safety Report 2022

HSE - Using Tractors Safely: A Step by Step Guide

Forklift Work Platforms
HSE - Working Platforms (Non-integrated) on Forklift Trucks