Answered By: Health and Safety Team
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2024     Views: 685

Mobile plant and equipment include self-propelled machinery and equipment used for work purposes such as lift-trucks, tractors, all-terrain vehicles. Specific risks can include overturning and rollover, use on uneven surfaces, collision and use by unauthorised persons. Use of faulty or damaged mobile plant and equipment could increase the risk of failure and injury to the user and / or others.

The requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (see Work Equipment and Machinery) apply to the use of mobile plant and equipment in respect of its suitability for the work proposed, maintenance and inspection requirements, information to users and general safety requirements.

The use of mobile plant and equipment can require a health and safety risk assessment to be completed for the location where the equipment is intended for use, to identify and manage risks for users of the areas where the mobile plant will be operated.

There is also a homepage that lists the range of Health and Safety risks identified as relevant to the University's activities and facilities, together with information on the University's policies and arrangements on how these risks are to be managed and controlled.