When it comes to legislation, the main set to be aware of is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, also known as PUWER.

These regulations place responsibility on those at all levels of companies when it comes to work-based equipment, whether it has been acquired via tool hire or purchase.

Specifically, this means ensuring the equipment is suitable and safe for use, as well as making sure they are maintained in a safe condition and inspected regularly.

This also takes into account being certain that the equipment is only used by people who have received sufficient training on how to use it and that the tools are accompanied with sufficient health and safety training.

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