HSE seek more proportionate approach to equipment inspection etc.

The regulator has launched a work equipment inspection and thorough examination survey as part of the HSE review of the requirements in health and safety legislation for the inspection or thorough examination of work plant and equipment.

The review will consider the following regulations to “understand how they support proportionate approaches to work equipment inspection”:

  • LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • PUWER – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • WAH – Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • PSSR – Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000

The aim of the review is to learn about businesses’ experiences of these requirements, explore what proportionate compliance looks like and identify improvements that will enable businesses to ensure their inspection arrangements are proportionate to their circumstances.

If you have experiences, views or suggestions related to complying with these requirements HSE would like you to share them by completing the survey. The survey will close at the end of September 2016. You can also submit views by email to examinationreview@hse.gov.uk