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important pieces of health and safety legislation that we can help simplify and implement for you. Call / text / whatsapp 0777 614 0913 or EMAIL us: Health
and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA): All work places are covered by
this legislation. Employers must do everything reasonably practicable
to provide a safe and healthy workplace with adequate welfare
facilities. HSWA has been supported and extended by various sets of
regulations, codes of practice and guidance, all of which deal with
various aspects of health and safety. Our Competent Person Package is designed to help you with this. Management
of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR): require employers
to carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement
necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for
appropriate information and training. See Prices for Packages that can help you with this.
(Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (WHSWR): cover a wide range
of basic health, safety and welfare issues such as ventilation,
heating, lighting, workstations, seating and welfare facilities.
and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (DSE): set out
requirements for work with Visual Display Units (VDUs).
Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (PPE): require employers to
provide appropriate protective clothing and equipment for their
and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER): require that equipment
provided for use at work, including machinery, is safe.
Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR): cover the moving of objects
by hand or bodily force.
and Safety (First Aid) Regulations: cover requirements for first aid.
Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations: require
employers to display a poster telling employees what they need to
know about health and safety. And don't forget about H&S training too.
Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act: require employers to take out
insurance against accidents and ill health to their employees.
of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR): require employers to notify certain occupational injuries,
diseases and dangerous events.
at Work Regulations: require employers to take action to protect
employees from hearing damage. Do you have a noise risk assessment in place?
at Work Regulations: require people in control of electrical systems
to ensure they are safe to use and maintained in a safe condition.
of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH): require
employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take
(Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIPS):
require suppliers to classify, label and package dangerous chemicals
and provide safety data sheets for them.
(Design and Management) Regulations (CDM): cover safe systems of work
on construction sites.
Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations: cover safe installation,
maintenance and use of gas systems and appliances in domestic and
of Major Accident Hazards Regulations: require those who manufacture,
store or transport dangerous chemicals or explosives in certain
quantities to notify the relevant authority.
Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR): require employers
and the self-employed to carry out a risk assessment of work
activities involving dangerous substances.