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Working Conditions Decree (Arbobesluit)

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Working Conditions Decree (Arbobesluit)
Article 7.4a. Inspections
  1. Any work equipment the safety of which depends on the manner of its installation, should be tested after installation and before it is put in operation for the first time to check whether it is correctly installed and is functioning properly and safely.
  2. Work equipment, as meant in paragraph one, should be tested after any assembly at a new location or new place to check whether it is correctly installed and is functioning properly and safely.
  3. Work equipment subject to influences resulting in deterioration which could give rise to a hazardous situation should be tested as often as necessary to safeguard its good condition and be tried out if necessary.
  4. Work equipment as meant in the third paragraph should also be tested and if necessary tried out every time exceptional circumstances have arisen which might have harmful consequences for the safety of the work equipment. Exceptional circumstances would in any event include: natural phenomena, changes to the work equipment, accidents with the work equipment and the work equipment being shut off for a long time.
  5. Tests should be carried out by an expert natural person, corporation or institution.
  6. Written evidence of the tests carried out must be present at the workplace and must be shown to the supervisor on request.
  7. This Article does not apply to amusement and gambling machines to which the Amusement and Gambling Machines Commodities Act Decree Amusement and Gambling Machines Commodities Act Decree applies.
  8.    The first to the fifth paragraphs do not apply to scaffolding to which Article 7.34 applies.
  9. Paragraphs one to three do not apply to:
        a. hoisting and lifting machines and hoisting and lifting tools on board vessels to which Article 7.29 applies;
b. lifts to which the Lifts Commodities Act Decree 2016 applies.
  1.  [This paragraph has not yet come into force.]
  2. The first and second paragraphs do not apply to pressure equipment to which Article 12b of the Commodities Act Decree applies. 
  3. The third paragraph does not apply to:
    a. hoisting and lifting tools to which Article 7.20 applies;
    b. containers to which the Containers Commodities Act Decree applies;
    c. cranes to which Articles 6d to 6f of the Machines Commodities Act Decree apply;
    d. pressure equipment to which Article 12c of the Pressure Equipment Commodities Act Decree is applicable.
  1. With regard to changes or repairs the fourth paragraph does not apply to pressure equipment to which article 12c of the Pressure Equipment Commodities Act Decree applies.
  2. Paragraphs one to three do not apply to lifting and hoisting equipment for the professional transport of passengers to which the Machines Commodities Act Decree applies.
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