What employers must do

  • Set standards of health, safety and welfare that not only complies fully with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all other relevant statutory provisions, approved codes of practice and guidance notes etc. but act positively to ensure that all its premises are safe and healthy places in which to work 
  • Provide Risk assessments for all tasks required for the operation of the Company and ensure all staff is fully aware of the risks to work safely. 
  • Develop safety awareness amongst all employees and accountability for health, safety and welfare at all levels through training and education. 
  • Encourage full and effective consultation on all matters related to health, safety and welfare through safety meetings and regular briefings.
  • Provide all employees with suitable and sufficient information instruction, training and supervision enabling them to work safely and efficiently. This applies to subcontractors or anyone working on their premises regardless of their employment status.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all employees with adequate facilities for their health and welfare.
  • Ensure that the storage, transport and use of substances, which could be hazardous to health, is carried out safely.

 

What employees must do to help their Company

  • Not all responsibility for health and safety rests with management. All employees on their part must contribute actively towards achieving a work environment, which is free of accidents and ill health. 
  • Each employee has a duty to co-operate with the employer on the carrying out of the employer’s statutory duties. Failure to do so could lead to disciplinary action and even prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. 

 

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