You must ensure equipment provided at work is safe for use.
This applies to equipment used in any workplace, such as in factories, offshore installations, offices, shops, hospitals, hotels and places of entertainment.
They don't apply to equipment used by the public.
What law applies?
Generally, PUWER covers any equipment at work that an employee may use, repair, modify, maintain, clean or transport. These can include hammers, knives, ladders, drilling machines, power presses, circular saws, photocopiers, lifting equipment (including lifts), dumper trucks, motor vehicles, and any equipment that belongs to the employees that they're allowed to bring.
You must ensure that the work equipment you provide is:
You should also ensure that you remove or control risks caused by equipment. To do so you can implement appropriate measures such as:
PUWER contains specific responsibilities for mobile work equipment such as forklift trucks and dumper trucks. If mobile work equipment is used for carrying people, you must make sure it's suitable for this purpose. You must reduce the risks involved to protect the people being carried, the operator and anyone else.
You should examine power presses, and their associated guards or protection devices, regularly. You should also inspect them daily when used to ensure that it's safe. Only a competent person should examine them. That competent person should keep records of inspections.