What is the Health & Safety at work act?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a crucial piece of legislation in the United Kingdom that sets out the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees regarding health and safety in the workplace.

This act aims to protect the welfare, health, and safety of individuals at work. It also include those who may be affected by work activities.

For businesses, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 means they have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their employees. This includes providing a safe working environment, adequate training, and appropriate safety equipment.

One of the key aspects of the act is the requirement for employers to conduct risk assessments. A risk assessment involves identifying potential hazards in the workplace and taking steps to eliminate or control them. This could include implementing safety measures, providing protective equipment, or modifying work processes to minimize risks.

Employers are also responsible for providing information, instruction, training, and supervision to employees. This is necessary to ensure they understand the risks associated with their work and how to carry out their tasks safely. This may involve regular safety briefings, training sessions, and the provision of written instructions or manuals.

Furthermore, businesses must have effective policies and procedures in place to manage.

To find out how Knox Thomas can help you with the necessary risk assessments and procedures, please get in touch.

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