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The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

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Drive shafts

30.—(1) Where the seizure of the drive shaft between mobile work equipment and its accessories or anything towed is likely to involve a risk to safety every employer shall—

(a)ensure that the work equipment has a means of preventing such seizure; or

(b)where such seizure cannot be avoided, take every possible measure to avoid an adverse effect on the safety of an employee.

(2) Every employer shall ensure that—

(a)where mobile work equipment has a shaft for the transmission of energy between it and other mobile work equipment; and

(b)the shaft could become soiled or damaged by contact with the ground while uncoupled,

the work equipment has a system for safeguarding the shaft.

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