Health And Safety At Work Act

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TASKS A) Pass only LO 2.1 Review and show the relevance of the application of the following national laws, local bye laws and regulations in the salon environment. A) Health and Safety at work Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSAWA) is the law set by the government to ensure that employers provide a safe place for the persons that come into contact with the workplace. Within this act they also impose the duty of the employee to comply with the rules the management have set out for their safety and do not behave in a way that could cause any harm on themselves or others. The Health and Safety at Work act also allows the government to make further laws known as regulations which detail different factors within the business that…show more content…
Within a risk assessment they should, identify the potential fire hazards, learn what the emergency exit route is, what fire safety equipment would be needed for the work that they do, train staff and record all risk assessments. C) Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 This is guidance for employers to make them aware of what they need to address first aid within the workplace. This requires the employers to train their staff in first aid, provide first aid equipment such as a kit that is up to date and is replaced every time it has been used. D) Electricity at Work Regulations 1992 The Electricity at Work Regulations, is imposed to limit the risk of any accidents regarding electricity in a workplace it requires all electrical equipment to be used correctly and in a safe manner. It also requires the employer to carry out safety checks on the electrical equipment and tested on a routine basis (PAT) portable appliance test. All equipment must show that they have been tested by a qualified electrician by showing the pass or fail sticker, this should clearly show the appliance ID, pass or fail date, the engineer, next due PAT. Employers should also ensure that all staff are trained in using the electrical equipment and all staff must cooperate with the training that they were provided with. E) Control of Substances hazardous to health 2003 (Amended) Regulations (COSHH) Control of Substances hazardous to health
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