The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  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.

    3. Schedule 3

      Information to be contained in a report of a thorough examination of a power press, guard or protection device.

    4. Schedule 4

      Revocation of instruments.

  8. Explanatory Note