HSE survey - Inspection and thorough examination of work equipment

HSE is reviewing the requirements in health and safety legislation for the inspection or thorough examination of work plant and equipment.  They want to hear views from all types of business about how well these requirements are working and how they might be improved to promote effective and proportionate approaches to equipment inspection. 

The work will consider the requirements for inspection or thorough examination of work plant and equipment contained in the following regulations:

  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2055 (WAH)

Between now and January 2017 HSE willl be gathering evidence and seeking views from stakeholders across industry about where improvements might be made.

They are seeking to report on findings and make recommendations by March 2017.  Improvements will then be implemented over the following two years

You can undertake the survey here on the HSE website.