Monday, October 16, 2006

Employer duties - MHSW 1999

Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999

* Carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments and record significant risks
* Apply principles of prevention
* Carry out health surveillance (where appropriate)
* Appoint competent persons
* Develop procedures where particular dangers may occur
* Provide comprehensive and relevant information to employees
* Where two or more employers share a workplace - employers must co-operate with each other
* Take employees capabilities into account and provide suitable training
* Assess risks for new and expectant mothers (including women of child bearing age) and take measures
* Protect young workers because of their lack of experience, awareness of risks and lack of maturity

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