Health & Safety
We are all aware that under the law business owners and directors have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and any other people who might be affected by their business activity.
This duty places an obligation on all companies to effectively assess and control any risks to injury or health, to inform those employees and others about any risks and how they are protected, and to provide instruction and training where appropriate.
As a supplier we will of course have Health & Safety obligations to our customers in relation to the supply and use of our equipment. However because we are a hire company and retain ownership of the equipment, this can often lead to confusion as to who is responsible for what and when. By referring to the relevant sections below we hope that these observations provide some clarification and assistance as to where we as the hirer, and you as the customer, stand in relation to the use of our tools and equipment.
You will appreciate that we are not qualified to offer Health & Safety advice and that these observations should not be taken as such. These observations are simply intended to assist our customers by hopefully pointing them in the direction where they can get full and proper advice.
PPE & Safety Symbols
Throughout the product catalogue pages, you’ll find safety symbols designed to act as a guide to the safe operation of our hire equipment. For an explanation of those safety symbols please see the table below.
If your business or organisation provides or uses work equipment then you are under an obligation to ensure that any such equipment is safe to use and that any risks from that equipment to employees or other third parties are properly managed.
Recent HSE research has estimated that silica may be responsible for the deaths of over 500 people each year who have worked in construction. HSE also estimates that around 4,000 people die every year from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Hand Arm Vibration
Hand-arm vibration is vibration transmitted from work processes into workers' hands and arms. This can be any form of vibration, from that generated through hand-held power tools, to that generated from holding materials being processed by machines.
Any business or organisation that undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting equipment for others to use, must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
TOGA Plant Hire is committed to keeping up with current legislative requirements and best practice.