Workplace equipment

Last updated: 2023-03-01
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Work equipment means any device, tool, machinery, appliances, apparatus, equipment or installation for use at work.

  • Work equipment is assigned to a workplace or to an employee
  • Work equipment provided for use at work must be suitable for the intended use 
  • For some work equipment only trained and authorised persons should be allowed to use it

Work equipment obligations of employers

  • employers must ensure that manufacturers' instructions are always followed
  • employers must ensure that employees are suitably trained in the correct use of workplace equipment