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Original name: Valtioneuvoston asetus työvälineiden turvallisesta käytöstä ja tarkastamisesta.
Name: Council of State Ordinance (403/2008) on the Safe Use and Inspection of Work Equipment.
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2008-06-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Suomen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-06-19, Vol. 63, No. 400-406, pp. 1108-1121
ISN: FIN-2008-R-87137
Bibliography: Suomen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-06-19, Vol. 63, No. 400-406, pp. 1108-1121
Unofficial English Translation Unofficial English Translation Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland, 19 pp. PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-07-18)
Decree online in Finnish Decree online in Finnish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp. 1108-1121 PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-07-18)
Decree online in Swedish Decree online in Swedish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp. 1108-1121 PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-07-18)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 6 chapters and 39 sections regulating, inter alia:

Chapter 1: General provisions
Chapter 2: Supplementary provisions on mobile work equipment
Chapter 3: Supplementary provisions applicable to lifting machinery
Chapter 4: Safety requirements for work at height
Chapter 5: Initial and periodic inspections, and a condition monitoring system
Chapter 6: Entry into force

Section 21 (3) shall not be applied to lifting machinery taken into use before 1 September 1990.

The Decree amends the Government Decision (982/1980) on building hoists used for transporting persons (Sections 6-13).
It repeals the following Decisions:
- Government Decision (769/1982) on the application of occupational safety and health act on suspended scaffoldings and their inspection;
- Government Decision (862/1997) on bolt driving guns and their inspections (Sections 5-7 and 8); and
- Government Decision (856/1998) concerning the acquisition, safe use and inspection of machinery used at work and other work equipment, and its respective amendments.
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