The Health And Safety At Work Act

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The Health and Safety at work act (HASAWA) is a piece of legislation that used in the UK for health and safety. It places a responsibility for employers to provide health and safety protection for all the employees under him or her, thereby creating a safer workplace for workers and visitors alike. It is done for personal safety as well as because it is the law. A machine shop environment: activities that are undertaken in a machine shop environment can be things such as but not limited to milling, drilling, the use of lathes and the use of heavy duty machinery and due to such an accident and injury prone environment the PPE at work regulation 1992 is applicable. This regulation states that the employers are required to ensure that suitable PPE is used by the employees as well as keeping the PPE free of charge within the company. The PPE must be applicable for the activity at hand and the risks that may come along with it. The PPE must include equipment’s such as safety helmets, goggles as well as protective face masks. It must also be providing equipment such as air filters, overalls safety boots and gloves as well as ear defenders. It is also the employers’ job to provide competent training to their staff and provide the instructions on the use of the equipment. The Provision and use of work equipment of 1998 is the next regulation that can be applicable for employees in a machine shop environment and should be set by the employer. The regulation requires the

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