Employers have duties under health and safety law to assess risks in the workplace. Risk assessments should be carried out that address all risks that might cause harm in the workplace. Employers must give employees information about the risks in their workplace and how they are protected, also instruct and train their employees on how to deal with the risks. Employers must consult employees on health and safety issues. Consultation must be either direct or through a safety representative that is either elected by the workforce or appointed by a trade union. It is an employees duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety. If possible avoid wearing jewellery or loose clothing if operating machinery. If the employee has long hair or wears a headscarf, make sure it's tucked out of the way (it could get caught in machinery). To take reasonable care not to put other people such as fellow employees and members of the public at risk by what they do or don't do in the course of their work. To co-operate with the employer, making sure the employee gets proper training and the employee understands and follows the company's health and safety policies. Not to interfere with or misuse anything that's been provided for their health, safety or welfare. To report any injuries, strains or illnesses they suffer as a result of doing their job (the employer may need to change the way they work). To tell their employer if something
Health & Safety At Work Etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA)Employers have a general duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees so far as is reasonably practicable.Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999Employers have a legal duty to carry out risk assessments as the first step in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. * A written record must be kept if there are 5 or more employees. * Preventive and protective measures must be
Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting.
Health and Safety Regulations aim to improve safety in workplaces, making employers and employees equally responsible for ensuring that they protect themselves and others from accident and injury. The regulations refer to such things as clean kitchens, safety guards on machinery etc., If an employee is injured at work because of breaches of these rules then compensation can be awarded. Most health and safety legislation places place the responsibility of health and safety on the employers. The responsibilities may however be delegated to other competent persons such as fire warders, first aiders and care takers but the employer still
The employer has a responsibility to follow the regulation which is known as the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’. This is An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and
As an employer, you have a duty to look after the health and safety of your employees whilst they are at work, as set out in the Health and Safety Act in 1974. If you are managing a company, you’re responsible for the health and safety in all particular parts of the business. You must ensure that the business has access to suitable health and safety advice. Under the Health and Safety Act 1974 employers are responsible for health and safety management. Here is a direct quote taken from the HSE web site:
The main legislation is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, this was brought in to place a duty on all employers ‘’to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work’’ of all their employees. A regulation of this legislation is a requirement on the employer to carry out a risk assessment. When there are more than five employees the risk assessment must be more detailed.
Introduction: In this assignment, I have been asked to explain and review legislation also to assess on how the care workers would monitor the risk and what they would do. Also, to discuss the dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health and safety.
Employers must always make sure that everyone’s health & safety is maintained at all times but they should also make sure that there organisation is up to relevant standards as everyone has the right to work in a safe secure work environment.
Section 2 of the HSW Act deals with employersʹ duties, and states: ʺIt shall be the duty of all employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of all their employees whilst they are at work.ʺ
My employer has a responsibility to provide a safe working environment which has safe access to and from my workplace including individual child’s homes and in community, and provide a risk assessment for all hazards which is reviewed and updating regular intervals. Risk assessment are done to identify and assess the risks and to try to avoid, assess and reduce the risks to the client, employees and employers whilst in the client own home, out in the community, play schemes and Grace Little centre. It is required by Law (Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999) that employers are to complete a risk assessment to assess and identify
Also employers should provide up to date courses on health and safety to ensure that staff know how to keep themselves and others safe in the workplace and any outside visitors or customers that come in and to be able to co-operate with their employers. Also make sure they are following safety rules like using equipment safely, ensuring materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported, to provide a safe working environment for employers, to provide a written safety policy/risk assessment, also staff should know what to do in case of an accident occurring at work or how to report any safety risks.
As an employer, you need to be aware of the processes and duties produced in these regulations and the practical implications imposed. There is also a duty to involve employees in all health and safety
It is important to recognise the different responsibilities and approaches of a member of staff, the employer and others in the work setting. For example the employer is responsible to provide PPE and relevant health and safety training free of charge. It is then the responsibility of a staff member to use the PPE and to attend the training. So although the responsibilities are different they are also related and both need to work in order to ensure a high standard of health and safety. The employer provides as safe working environment, however if an accident or incident occurs it requires the efforts of both staff and sometimes others to report this to ensure measures are put into place to reduce any risk associated with the incident or accident. Another example of how health and safety has a linked responsibility can be shown through a member of staff ensuring they provide the relevant fire safety information/instructions to others. It is then the responsibility for others to follow these instructions.
Summary of Employers responsibilities under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 with respect to noise.