The Health And Safety At Work Act 1974

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Legal The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the overarching piece of legislation that allows for the provision and enforcement where necessary (Health and Safety Executive) of secondary pieces of legislation (statutory instruments) such as: • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 • The Work at Height Regulations 2005 • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) • The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 The Building Act 1984 is another primary piece of legislation under which secondary legislation such as The Building Regulations 2010 and Approved Documents which may impact health and safety. HASAWA Act 1974 outlines the responsibilities of both employer and employee. Employers Responsibilities: • Ensure that all plant and machinery is well maintained • All hazardous activities have the necessary safe systems of work in place • Maintain the work place and provide welfare facilities as required • Compile and review company health and safety policy and when revised alert all employees • Ensure site access and egress is free from any hindrance • Ensure all employees receive the relevant training, information, instruction and

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