Inspection for test certificates given for farm lifting equipment, including telehandlers, forklifts, loaders, and attachments.
According to law (http://www.nfuonline.com/assets/6155) Agricultural vehicles, trailers and trailed appliances are covered by the Health and Safety at WorkAct 1974 (HSW Act), which places a duty on companies and individuals to ensure that precautionsare taken to make work as safe as practically possible.
These vehicles and appliances are exempt from the legal testing requirements of many roadvehicles, which puts the emphasis on the owner, to make sure their equipment is safe and in goodworking order. As more farming transport accidents occur off road than on, the high standards forroad going vehicles should also be applied to those used off road.The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) apply to any equipment thatyou use at work; this can include tractors, air compressors, chainsaws and even ladders. They requirethat equipment must be suitable for the task, properly maintained and guarded, and that adequatetraining and information about the equipment is available for employees.
These Regulations apply to employers, the self-employed and any person in control of workequipment. This includes the hirer or even someone who lends a machine out.If these vehicles, trailers and trailed appliances are driven on the public highway, they must alsocomply with the Construction and Use Regulations 1986 and The Road Traffic Act as in regards toroad worthy condition. If any vehicle, trailer or trailed appliances is stopped, any defects foundwould leave the driver and owner liable for prosecution by road traffic law enforcement agenciesor Police.
Breaking requirements for agricultural trailed appliances state with a gross weight over 750kg but not used at speeds exceeding 20mph must brake on at least half the wheels with a 25% efficiency and when exceeding 20mph must brake on all wheels with a 40% efficiency.
This is tested within or Puwer inspection with a printed readout given.
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