Ensure employee safety when using equipment

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What does this involve?

Business Gateway’s guide to ensuring employee safety when using equipment is essential reading for any employer. It’s your duty to minimise health and safety risks to your staff and there are specific regulations around the safe use of work equipment. Equipment includes machinery and tools, but also office equipment such as computers. View to the guide to find out about:

  • safe use of work equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • maintenance of PPE
  • PPE exemptions
  • safe operation of computers
  • preventing repetitive strain injury (RSI) and upper limb disorders (ULDs)
  • working safely at height or in a confined space
  • risk assessments

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.

How long does this take?

Set aside 12 minutes to read this important guide on employee safety.

Important information

A risk assessment should be used to assess any potential risks in the workplace. If you uncover an issue, you must then introduce measures to minimise the risk to your staff.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on employee safety.

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