Dust Health and Safety Hazards – What You Need to Know
Businesses and inspection service providers are continuing to balance the legal requirements of ensuring the continuation of statutory inspections and keeping employees safe, with unexpected absences due to COVID and self-isolation cases. At this time it is worth reminding ourselves how to manage situations and the importance of maintaining legal compliance where equipment is failing overdue statutory examination, due to circumstances beyond our control.
The UK HSE issued guidance in June last year specifically for examination and testing of equipment falling within the requirements of:
As we are all aware, these types of equipment require periodic thorough examination and testing, for which there is no relaxation of the legal requirements during the pandemic.
If you find your equipment is falling out of date, there are steps to mitigate the risks. A risk-based approach should be adopted, by carrying out an assessment which should include some, or all, of the following considerations:
The full HSE guidance is available from their website or can be downloaded here.
Contact SML today for expert help and advice on maintaining legal compliance on Engineering Inspections.