Key Legislation

Key Legislation

As industry leaders in providing inspection, testing, and certification services we understand that the relevant legislation relating to equipment within the workplace can be complex and difficult to understand. However, our team of industry leading technical managers are here to support our customers to advise them on their legal requirements, and keep them compliant.

The key regulations we work to are:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA)

The primary law on health and safety in the workplace sets out the requirements of employers and their general duties to protect health, safety and employee’s welfare in the workplace.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)

The MHSWR places duties on employers to undertake an assessment of the risks to their employees and others who may be affected by their work using the General Principles of Prevention.

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (The Workplace Regulations)

An extension of the HASWA covering the responsibilities of employers, owners, landlords or managing agents of business premises on issues of ventilation, temperature, lighting, cleanliness, room dimensions, workstations and seating, floor conditions and more.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

LOLER covers people and companies who own or have control over lifting equipment. It states all lifting must be properly planned and appropriately supervised by a competent person. It also requires all equipment to be suitably marked and thoroughly examined by a competent person.

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition to prevent danger.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is suitable and safe for the intended use; maintained in a safe condition and regularly inspected; used only by those with adequate information, instruction and training; and protected by approved devices and controls.

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)

PSSR covers the safe design and use of pressure systems. It places responsibility on duty holders including users, owners, competent persons, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, and installers of pressure systems.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)

Many businesses use substances, or a mixture of substances, that can be dangerous. COSHH covers the safe handling of these substances and the rules on exhaust ventilation to limit exposure.

Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Amended in 2011)

All new machinery covered by these regulations has to be designed and constructed to meet common minimum European safety requirements . This is certified by a CE mark on the equipment a nd a Declaration of Conformity issued by the manufacturer or other Responsible Person.