Does your work equipment meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)? If you are not sure, your business could face thousands of pounds worth of HSE fines and heavy compensation payouts.
Any equipment used for work purposes, whether provided by the employer or the employee must, under law, be subjected to a PUWER risk assessment.
Every year, thousands of people are injured from work equipment that has not had a PUWER assessment and the necessary precautions put in place. If an incident occurs at your workplace and your work equipment fails to meet PUWER regulations, then you, the employer, are in breach of UK law.
Did you know that HSE do not need to inform you that they intend to visit your business? HSE officials can inspect your business without any prior notice. If you have not taken the necessary precautions for your work equipment use, you could face serious fines.
To protect your employees and your business it is essential that your business undertakes a PUWER risk assessment.
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