Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Did you know that under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 an Employer has a duty to protect the Health and Safety of his employees?

This includes the following:

  • The employer has to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to his employees
  • This assessment must be recorded if there are more than 5 employees
  • The assessment must be reviewed
  • Workers who are not his employees must be provided with information on the risks to their health and safety providing them with essential health and safety information
  • The employer must provide adequate health and safety training when employees are first recruited or when they are exposed to increased risks
  • Health and training should be provided periodically during working hours
  • The employer must provide health surveillance if appropriate

More information can be obtained on the Health and Safety Executive web site on http://www.hse.gov.uk

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