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WERAM - Work Equipment Risk Assessment Software


Work equipment covers a multitude of tasks that employees are asked to perform, this can range from simple hand tools to automated machinery and some quite complex, multi-part apparatus used every day in workplaces, factories, offices, shops, hospitals, construction sites, and farms etc.  Some organisations may find the requirements for risk assessing work equipment more challenging than they believed to be fully compliant with, this is where WERAM can assist you.


When considering the use of Work Equipment the Risk Assessors will guided to consider such areas as;

is the Work Equipment…


suitable for the intended use

safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate

used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training

accompanied by suitable health and safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices

used in accordance with specific requirements



WERAM covers the following work equipment areas with regards to risk assessments;


General equipment details and use

Suitability of equipment

Maintenance regime


Specific hazards

Effects of temperature

Equipment controls

Miscellaneous issues


WERAM is a comprehensive occupational health and safety risk management and risk analysis program, designed to be used by both the safety professional and those with part time safety responsibilities. WERAM as a risk assessment tool has a primary objective to reduce the overall risk to employees and employers by making risk management simpler, less bureaucratic and more efficient.



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