Monday, October 16, 2006

Duties of employers - HSWA 1974

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Duties of employers include
* Protect health, safety and welfare of employees
* Provide and maintain safe systems of work
* Ensure safety in the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances
* Provide information, supervision and training
* Provide safe places/environment for work, with safe access and egress
* Provide adequate welfare facilities and arrangements
* If 5 or more people are employed at the one time for a single undertaking - produce written health and safety policy
* Protect people not in their employment that may be affected by their operations
* Consult safety representatives and establish a safety committee when requested by two or more safety representatives
* Provide free of charge items required by statutory provisions

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