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Health & Safety Guidance Relevant to the Use of Working Platforms 

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASWA 74)

The Act sets out the general duties of employers, self-employed and employees with regard to safety at the workplace. It provides legal requirements for work activities and provides a mechanism that allows health and safety regulations on more specific issues to be formulated under the Act.

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UK REGULATIONS

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSR 99)
Regulations, Approved Code of Practice and guidance

[HSE reference L21 : ISBN 0 7176 2488 9]

The Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance in this document cover the management of work activities. They cover management activities, such as:

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98)
Regulations, Approved Code of Practice and guidance

[HSE reference L22 : ISBN 978 0 7176 6619 5]

The Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance in this document apply to equipment used at work, including lifting equipment. They cover aspects of use including the:

Also covered are:

Download ACOP L22

Download a Simple Guide from the HSE

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98)
Regulations, Approved Code of Practice and guidance

[HSE reference L113 : ISBN 978 0 7176 6586 0]

The Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance in this document cover the specific risks associated with lifting operations and equipment. They cover aspects of use including:

Download ACOP L113

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Work at height Regulations 2005 (WAHR 05)
Brief Guide

[HSE reference INDG401] [ISBN 978 0 7176 6231 9]

The Regulations require duty holders to ensure that:

INDG401 gives guidance on:

Download a Simple Guide from the HSE

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)  “Managing health and safety in construction”

[HSE reference L144 : ISBN 978 0 7176 6223 4]

The Regulations are intended to focus attention on planning and management throughout construction projects, from design concept onwards. The above ACOP replaces HSG224, i.e. the ACOP to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994.

The key aim of CDM2007 is to integrate health and safety into the management of the project and to:

See HSE summary of duties under the Regulations

See HSE information on the Approved Code of Practice

STANDARDS

BS EN 280:2001 Mobile elevating work platforms : Safety by design
BS 8460 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms : Code of practice : Safe use
BS EN 1495:1998 Mast climbing work platforms : Safety by design
BS 7981 Mast climbing work platforms : Code of practice : Safe use
BS ISO 16368:2010 Mobile elevating work platforms : Design calculations, safety requirements and test methods

The above standards can be obtained from BSI Customer Services, Tel:  +44 (0)20 8996 9001. 

ISO 18878 Mobile elevating platforms : Operator (driver) training

SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

HSE GEIS6 The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms

HSE GN PM28 Working platforms (non-integrated) on Fork lift trucks

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Publication Code Ref Price
HS(G) 150 Health & Safety in Construction   ISBN 0-7176-6182-2 £10.95
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 L113 ISBN 0-7176-2464-1 £8.00
       
     
       
Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 L24 ISBN 0-7176-0413-6 £5.75
Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 L26 ISBN 0-7176-2582-6 £8.95
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 L22 ISBN 0-7176-1626-6 £15.00
Manual Handling Regulations 1992 L23 ISBN 0-7176-2823-X £8.95
Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 (Updated 2005) L25 ISBN 0-7176-6139-3 £8.95
     
BS EN 280:2013   ISBN 0-580-38264-8 £210.00
BS EN 1495:1998   ISBN 0-580-28972-9 £210.00
BS 7981     £140.00
BS 8460     £196.00
BS ISO 18878:2013     £100.00
BS ISO 9001:2008     £100.00

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