The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), along with local authorities and other enforcing authorities, are responsible for enforcing the Act.
The Act aims to ensure that organisations understand their roles in ensuring and implementing health and safety in the workplace effectively.
What are employer’s duties under the Act?
The main general duty of employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees (including other people visiting the workplace premises such as clients, visitors and the general public).
This includes providing:
What are employee’s duties under the Act?
Employee’s duties under the Act include:
To view the complete range of duties take a look at the full Act here.
Failure to comply with the Act can have serious consequences including fines, imprisonment and, in some cases, serious injuries or even deaths. If you require any assistance regarding your legal health and safety duties do not hesitate to contact us on 01394 389683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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