Date Added 28/01/2021
Pallet Safety - Relevant legislation
The HSE have a useful guide, click to link to PM15.
The use of work equipment such as pallets is covered by the Provision and Use of
Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).1 This includes a requirement for work
equipment to be ‘constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for
which it is used or provided’, as well as meeting maintenance and inspection
Your risk assessment, required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations 1999, should cover the hazards and risks from using and stacking
pallets in the workplace. It should include not only the risks to employees but also
any others at t risk, for example members of the public or contractors visiting the workplace.