Use of Work Equipment Assessment (UWED)
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The ‘Use of Work Equipment Directive’ 2009/104/EC requires a formal assessment of a machine’s safety and suitability for use. The directive was adopted into law by the individual EU member states in various forms but all with the same objective: to ensure that work equipment is safe for end-users. It specifically requires that all work equipment must be assessed by the machine’s owner before it is put into service - and at other appropriate intervals.Contact us for machine safety consultancy
The assessment must be performed:
Before a machine being put into use for the first time
At appropriate or regular intervals depending on the machine’s duties and the environment in which it sits
When the machine is moved / relocated – even when it is within the same facility
When the machine is modified or changed in any way that may affect its suitability for safe use and fitness for use.
Focused in two main areas of the directive:
Assessment of the site policies and procedures by way of mandatory legal health and safety requirements
Physical assessment of the machine.