The code of practice provides practical guidance on how people can meet the requirements of the National model regulations 2012.
The aim of the Regulations is to protect people against the risks plant and associated systems of work can pose to their health or safety at work.
Plant is defined in the Regulations to cover items such lifts, cranes, pressure equipment, machinery, hoists, powered mobile plant, amusement structures, lasers, turbines, explosive-powered tools, scaffolds and temporary access equipment. The regulations do not cover ships, boats, aircraft, road and rail vehicles, hand-held plant, which relies exclusively on manual power for its operations. This code of practice only deals with the types of plant covered by the Regulations.
The Regulations require the identification of hazards, assessment of risks and control of risks posed by plant and associated systems of work.
The regulations apply to designers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers of plant, employers and self-employed persons. The code explains what these processes mean and how they can be performed by designers and employers.
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