Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

What you must do - Law 9

Machines - all workers

  • The supplier of your machinery has an obligation by law to ensure that the machinery is safe.
  • As an employer, you must ensure that you:
    • Provide the right kind of safe equipment for use at work.
    • Ensure that it can be used correctly.
    • Keep it maintained in a safe condition.
  • Every employer shall ensure that where any machinery has a maintenance log, the log is kept up to date.
  • Repairs should only be conducted by a person that is trained.
  • Employers must ensure that all persons who use work equipment have available to them adequate health and safety information and, where appropriate, written instructions pertaining to the use of the work equipment.
  • Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.
  • Employers must identify potential risks with all machines and take steps to remove these risks.
  • Every employer shall ensure that, where appropriate, work equipment is provided with one or more readily accessible emergency stop controls.
  • All controls should be clearly visible and identifiable.
  • The employer must ensure that it is possible to isolate machinery from all of its sources of energy.
  • Employers need to ensure there is suitable and sufficient lighting in the location of the machinery.

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