Protection against Specified Hazards of Work Equipment
The employer must prevent or, where prevention is not reasonably practicable, adequately control the exposure of work equipment users to:
- any article or substance falling or being ejected from the equipment;
- rupture or disintegration of parts of the equipment;
- the equipment catching fire or overheating;
- the unintended or premature discharge of any article, or of any gas, dust, liquid, vapour or other substance, which is produced, used or stored in the equipment;
- the unintended or premature explosion of the equipment or any article or substance produced, used or stored in it.
In meeting these requirements the employer must include:
- where appropriate, measures to minimise the effects of the hazards as well as measures to reduce the likelihood of the hazard occurring;
- so far as is reasonably practicable, measures other than personal protective equipment or information, instruction, training and supervision.