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Document ID (ISN)112594
CIS number 12-0315
Year 2011
Convention or series no. INDG 271(rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Buying new machinery
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2011. 12p. 5 ref.
Internet access Buying_new_machinery_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This booklet is a short guide to the law and responsibilities when buying new machinery for use at work. It explains the main aspects of safety and health legislation that needs to be known by persons responsible for buying new machinery, including the United Kingdom Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 which require in particular that machinery is safe when supplied,comes with a Declaration of Conformity and user instructions in English, and is CE marked. It includes checklists for buying and installing new machinery.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; machinery; responsibilities; legal aspects
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; safety devices; safety guides; check lists; public OSH institutions; comment on directive
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Small and medium-sized enterprises