The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) Managements of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992 The Provision of Workplace Equipment Regulations The Management Welfare Regulations The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981).
The employer has a duty to carry out an assessment to provide suitable first aid arrangements. Employees should be informed of these arrangements. Your
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workplace will have either first-aiders or appointed persons. Their names and location should be displayed on the notice board. •
Food Hygiene Act (1995) The purpose of this legislation is to prevent food poisoning, by ensuring that the food we eat has been prepared and handled safely.
Environmental Protection Act (1990) This act governs how and where waste is disposed of, in order to protect the environment.
RIDDOR – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act 2002 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) place a responsibility on the employer to ensure that all substances used in their place of work are safe and used correctly.
Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 Communicable diseases.
Any disease that can be transmitted from one person to another. This may occur by direct physical contact, by common handling of an object that has picked up infective micro organisms, through a disease carrier or by the spread of infected droplets coughed or exhaled into the air. The most dangerous communicable diseases are on the list of notifiable diseases e.g. Meningococalmeningitis. The Public Health (Control of Disease Act 1984) - Doctors must report notifiable disease to Public Health officials. 1.2 The main points of health and safety policies and procedures Organisational safety and security procedures In order to keep the workplace safe and secure, employers write policies and develop procedures to be followed by their employees. The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) requires employees to draw up a Statement of Health and Safety Policy, to tell all employees about it and to revise it as often as necessary. This applies to all employers who have five or more employees. Health and Safety Policy Statement ‘An employer (of 5 or more people) should prepare (and revise when necessary) a general statement of policy with respect to health and safety at work and in particular outline the organisation and arrangements which have been implemented to ensure that the policy is being carried out’.
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