The Persons Responsible for Health and Safety in the Workplace

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The Persons Responsible for Health and Safety in the Workplace

Identify the persons responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Roles are Responsibilities of Employers.

Every employer should ensure, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees.

Bellow are the areas the employer should protect the employees from, without prejudice:

* To provide and maintain areas of work that are, safe and without risks to health;

* To ensure, minimal risk when, handling and transporting objects;

* To provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure, the health and safety of their employees at work;

* And to insure the place of work is maintained in a condition
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They should also:

* Assess the risks that employees could face at work;

* Have arrangements for planning, organising, controlling, monitoring and reviewing protective measures;

* Have someone who will ensure the workplace complies with health and safety law; and

* Make sure employees know about the risks they face and that they have the correct personal protective equipment.

Roles and Responsibilities of Sub-Contractors.

Every sub-contractor should:

* Know their responsibilities to the health and safety of all workers affected by their activities in the workplace;

* Co-operate with the contractor, other sub-contractors and self-employed people, and occupational health committees in protecting the health and safety of everyone in the workplace;

* Conduct their work in a way that does not endanger anyone’s health and safety;

* Provide information that could affect the health and safety of others to the contractor, other subcontractors and self-employed people, and to their occupational health committees; and

* Know and follow relevant parts of the contractor’s health and safety program.

Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Public.

Every member of the public should not interfere or misuse anything that has been provided in the interest of health, safety and welfare.
This includes: fire escapes, fire
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