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Compliance with PUWER for tree work winching operations.

The aim of this paper is to clarify the application of health and safety legislation to the use of winches in tree work - in particular in relation to the requirement for thorough examination and inspection.

This paper outlines The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) opinion on the application of the Provision and Use of Work and Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) to winching operations used in tree work. It clearly states HSE’s policy to apply the requirements of PUWER rather than those of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) to winching operations.

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