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Document ID (ISN)105117
CIS number 06-534
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2389-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG229 (rev1)
Title Using work equipment safely
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2002. 16p. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet is aimed at owners and managers of small businesses and provides simple, practical advice on the safe use of work equipment. Guidance is given on the identification of potential hazards, and the reduction of risk by using the right equipment for the job, making sure that machinery and hand tools are safe, guarding dangerous parts of machines, selecting the right controls, maintenance of machinery and equipment and instruction and training of employees. It also describes common causes of accidents in small businesses when using ladders, drilling machines and fork-lift trucks. Replaces previous edition (CIS 00-661).
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; United Kingdom; machinery; training material; hand tools; mechanical hazards; dangerous equipment
Descriptors (secondary) safety devices; layout of controls; safety guides; safety checks; information of personnel; preventive maintenance
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Hand and portable tools
Small and medium-sized enterprises