Category: Health & Safety

Gas Safety Regulations (How to Comply)

Gas Safety Regulations (How to Comply)

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998, and the subsequent changes made to the legislation in 2018, outline the legal requirements placed on any person responsible for the installation, servicing, maintenance or repair...

Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981

Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981

The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 place an obligation on employers to make available to their employees an ‘adequate and appropriate’ first aid provision. The first aid regulations apply to all workplaces,...

RIDDOR Employee Responsibilities

RIDDOR Employee Responsibilities

Employees have a general duty of care in respect of workplace health and safety, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work...

Guide to the Occupiers Liability Act 1957

Guide to the Occupiers Liability Act 1957

The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 states that the occupier of a premises in England and Wales may be held responsible where a visitor to that premises is injured or their property is damaged. The...

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) places responsibilities on employers to control the storage and use of substances that present a hazard to health. Hazardous substances are used within a...

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

The Manual Handlings Operations Regulations 1992, later amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002, places a legal requirement on employers to avoid dangerous manual handling, to assess any risk of injury...

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Employers are legally required to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace and put resulting fire safety measures in place to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public in...

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) sets out the guidelines and requirements of responsible parties, such as employers, to record and report work-related incidents. Who is responsible for reporting...

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

As an employer, if you fail to take reasonable steps to ensure a safe working environment, and an employee is injured or suffers illness as a result, you may find yourself defending a claim...

Minimum Working Temperature – What the Law Says!

Minimum Working Temperature – What the Law Says!

Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, employers are required to keep the temperature in the workplace to a ‘reasonable’ level. In practice, what would be classed as ‘reasonable’? Minimum working temperature...

What does RIDDOR stand for?

What does RIDDOR stand for?

A common health and safety question asked by employers is “What does RIDDOR stand for?” RIDDOR refers to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, which place a legal duty on...

Employees Responsibilities under the Health & Safety Act 1974

Employees Responsibilities under the Health & Safety Act 1974

Ensuring your employees understand their duties in respect of health and safety, and that they are supported in meeting these duties, is critical to creating and maintaining a safe and compliant working environment. The...

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (A Guide!)

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (A Guide!)

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 has set the legal basis and framework for health and safety in the UK workplace. Under the act, employers have a number of responsibilities towards employees...

Health and Safety legislation (A Guide for Employers)

Health and Safety legislation (A Guide for Employers)

In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers are responsible for managing the health and safety of their business, and for ensuring that their employees and anyone affected by...

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Health and Safety Responsibilities of Employees

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (the Act) ensures health and safety in the workplace. Although primary responsibility lies with the employer, the Act also specifies the health and safety responsibilities of...