The use of equipment at work is governed by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) which require employers to ensure equipment is safe for its intended use.

In a care setting, a wide range of work equipment may be used, such as profiling beds, person lifting hoists, medical equipment and mobility aids.

This topic covers the actions required to comply with PUWER to help employers minimise and control risks associated with the use of work equipment. Information about Personal Protective Equipment can be found in the PPE topic.

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