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A neww machine hazard

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I hope someone can help me here.

Let's say a medium sized company purchases a petrol powered machine. How would they cover this in a risk assessment? What legislation would cover this? I know The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 required for machinery to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided. But a risk assessment isn't as I understand a requirement of these regulations. I am new to Health and Safety so forgive me if it's a stupid question. Thank you.

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Re: A neww machine hazard

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Hi Ader. No H&S question is a stupid one, so no need to apologise.

I know our members will come in with their own personal replies to help all they can. In the meantime, look on this link from our main site downloads pages under the Miscellaneous section and you will find RA examples by Dave West and others to help.
https://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/d ... -equipment

Just in case it is isn't a static machine and more a lawnmower, I have found this link that my help with suggestions.
https://www.careineastgrinstead.co.uk/P ... _Mower.pdf
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Thanks for the reply. So I have the risk assessment but how would this then in turn fit into the Safety Management System?

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Re: A neww machine hazard

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Can you tell us what the machine is and the power factor?
Indoors or outdoors?
How many operators?
If you think safety is a pain, try a leg fracture.

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