447. Suitability of work equipment.

Every employer1 must ensure that work equipment2 is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable3 for the purpose for which it is used or provided4.

In selecting work equipment, every employer must have regard to the working conditions and to the risks to the health and safety of persons which exist in the premises5 or undertaking in which that work equipment is to be used and any additional risk posed by the use of that work equipment6. Every employer must ensure that work equipment is used only for operations for which, and under conditions for which, it is suitable