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 the employers must apply these regulations to. These include risk assessments, hygiene, disposal of waste, fire safety, chemicals, manual handling etc. B) Fire precautions (workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 Fire precautions differentiate for each different business, the Fire Precautions Regulations requires a business to have the correct fire precautions in place with regards to the type of work that they do. Every business must carry out a fire risk assessment which should be carried out annually and if there are any changes that have to be made, another risk assessment should be carried out until it is correct. Risk assessments are carried out to reduce the likelihood of a fire breaking out and lets the people involved on what to do

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