Safety Safety Guidance

Guidance for carrying out rig checks

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Published in March 2014

Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) it is the responsibility of Employers to ensure that appropriate operational procedures, security measures and personal health issues are assessed and in place to ensure plant and equipment is ‘fit for purpose’ and safe to use. Read further to find out the simple visual checks that should be undertaken, information on rig guarding and other safety devices.