Manufacture and supply of new work equipment after Brexit

11 January 2021

All new work equipment must, by design, construction and supply, comply with one or more legal requirements when first placed on the market or put into service, to ensure that it can be used safely and without harm.

Using power tools: avoiding the need for RPE during the pandemic

27 November 2020

In the context of supply problems with respiratory protective equipment (RPE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published advice explaining alternative ways of working so workers may not necessarily need RPE for working with power tools.

Brexit — rules on equipment and machinery

13 November 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published updated information on the new rules for business equipment and machinery when the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, now that the UK has left the EU, explaining how, from 1 January 2021, a new UK mark will begin to replace CE marking for goods being placed on the UK market.

Exoskeletons — can they help prevent MSDs?

15 September 2020

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a new report on occupational exoskeletons and how the wearing of robotic devices could potentially prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in future.