Maintenance of Equipment Legislation - NSS

These are some of the pieces of legislation related to maintenance.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

The Act outlines the general responsibilities for employers to maintain a safe place of work, safe systems of work and safe work equipment.

Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations

The regulation states that employers must maintain their workplace and equipment in an efficient state, good working order and in good repair.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

This regulation explains that employers must ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Regulation requires employers to do a suitable and sufficient risk assessment also applies to maintenance work – this assessment must be carried out before maintenance work is undertaken, even when it is reactive and production demands requires a fast response.

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    National Services Scotland