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Are you complying with your duty as a hirer, seller and supplier of plant?
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Are you complying with your duty as a hirer, seller and supplier of plant?

As a hirer, seller or supplier of plant you have duties under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the Act) and the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995.

Your duties under the Act 1992

The purpose of the duty is to ensure that any plant or equipment that is used in a place of work is designed and made, and has been maintained, so that it is safe for its intended use. To achieve this, the Act places duties on a range of people who are in a position to manage the hazards that may arise from plant. The Act imposes similar, but distinct, duties on people who: hire, lease or loan plant to another person that could be used in a place of work sell or supply plant (other than for hire, lease or loan) install or arrange plant in addition to either of the above. Where you agree to install or arrange the plant, you must take all practicable steps to install or arrange it so that it is safe for its intended use. Where you contract someone else to carry out the installation or arrangement, you are still required to ensure the plant is installed and arranged safely.

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Last updated 28 April 2015

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.