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Hired or Rented Equipment

Post by Siblo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:16 pm

Hi All,

Late Friday Puzzle,

When hiring scaffold (PASMA type), the supplier must supply an instruction book to ensure the user assembles, or uses it in the correct manner.

Does the same rule apply to any other equipment that is hired, I'm thinking specifically lifting gear.

And if so under which regs.



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Re: Hired or Rented Equipment

Post by PaddyT » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:47 pm

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 Section 6

http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-ma ... pplier.htm
Work equipment which is not new, but has previously been used in the EEA, is subject to section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) in that - so far as reasonably practicable - it must be safe and pose no risk to health when being used, set, cleaned or maintained as intended. Instructions for safe use must also be provided, together with any subsequent revisions of that information necessary for continuing safety.

People hiring out or supplying equipment as part of a work activity, such as plant hire companies and landlords of premises with fixed equipment, also have continuing responsibilities for the safety of those using that equipment, under section 6 of the HSW Act and other health and safety law. These responsibilities include the maintenance of all work equipment, the inspection of equipment which may be subject to deterioration, and the statutory examination of certain equipment (eg of domestic gas appliances, lifting equipment, and pressure plant).
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