Tag Archives: Maintenance

Excavators: managing the risk

Where excavators are used on site it is important that pedestrians are separated from vehicles and that hazard-free traffic routes are made available. Most accidents involving excavators occur when the excavator is:   Moving – and strikes a pedestrian, particularly while reversing; Slewing – trapping a person between the excavator and a fixed structure or […]

Work Equipment Safety – Are you doing all you can?

If you own, operate or have control over work equipment you will have duties under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. To help ensure you are fulfilling your duties under the regulations, and keeping your employees safe, you should ask yourself the following questions: What dangers does the machinery/work equipment present? Is […]