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The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART II GENERAL

    1. 4.Suitability of work equipment

    2. 5.Maintenance

    3. 6.Inspection

    4. 7.Specific risks

    5. 8.Information and instructions

    6. 9.Training

    7. 10.Conformity with Community requirements

    8. 11.Dangerous parts of machinery

    9. 12.Protection against specified hazards

    10. 13.High or very low temperature

    11. 14.Controls for starting or making a significant change in operating conditions

    12. 15.Stop controls

    13. 16.Emergency stop controls

    14. 17.Controls

    15. 18.Control systems

    16. 19.Isolation from sources of energy

    17. 20.Stability

    18. 21.Lighting

    19. 22.Maintenance operations

    20. 23.Markings

    21. 24.Warnings

  4. PART III MOBILE WORK EQUIPMENT

    1. 25.Employees carried on mobile work equipment

    2. 26.Rolling over of mobile work equipment

    3. 27.Overturning of fork-lift trucks

    4. 28.Self-propelled work equipment

    5. 29.Remote-controlled self-propelled work equipment

    6. 30.Drive shafts

  5. PART IV POWER PRESSES

    1. 31.Power presses to which Part IV does not apply

    2. 32.Thorough examination of power presses, guards and protection devices

    3. 33.Inspection of guards and protection devices

    4. 34.Reports

    5. 35.Keeping of information

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 36.Exemption for the armed forces

    2. 37.Transitional provision

    3. 38.Repeal of enactment

    4. 39.Revocation of instruments

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INSTRUMENTS WHICH GIVE EFFECT TO COMMUNITY DIRECTIVES CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF PRODUCTS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      POWER PRESSES TO WHICH REGULATIONS 32 TO 35 DO NOT APPLY

      1. 1.A power press for the working of hot metal.

      2. 2.A power press not capable of a stroke greater than...

      3. 3.A guillotine.

      4. 4.A combination punching and shearing machine, turret punch press or...

      5. 5.A machine, other than a press brake, for bending steel...

      6. 6.A straightening machine.

      7. 7.An upsetting machine.

      8. 8.A heading machine.

      9. 9.A riveting machine.

      10. 10.An eyeletting machine.

      11. 11.A press-stud attaching machine.

      12. 12.A zip fastener bottom stop attaching machine.

      13. 13.A stapling machine.

      14. 14.A wire stitching machine.

      15. 15.A power press for the compacting of metal powders.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION TO BE CONTAINED IN A REPORT OF A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF A POWER PRESS, GUARD OR PROTECTION DEVICE

      1. 1.The name of the employer for whom the thorough examination...

      2. 2.The address of the premises at which the thorough examination...

      3. 3.In relation to each item examined— (a) that it is...

      4. 4.In relation to the first thorough examination of a power...

      5. 5.In relation to a thorough examination of a power press...

      6. 6.In relation to a thorough examination of a guard or...

      7. 7.Any repair, renewal or alteration required to remedy a defect...

      8. 8.In the case of a defect which is not yet...

      9. 9.Any other defect which requires remedy.

      10. 10.Any repair, renewal or alteration referred to in paragraph 7...

      11. 11.The date on which any defect referred to in paragraph...

      12. 12.The qualification and address of the person making the report;...

      13. 13.The date of the thorough examination.

      14. 14.The date of the report.

      15. 15.The name of the person making the report and where...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REVOCATION OF INSTRUMENTS

  8. Explanatory Note

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