1.Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 , also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.
2.Health and Social Care Act 2008 The Health and Social Care Act 2008 established the Care Quality Commission as the regulator of all health and adult social care services.It is a single Act of Parliament that contains the commission’s powers and duties, and represents the modernisation and integration of health and social care. It contains some new powers of enforcement that were not held by any of the predecessor organisations.
3.Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010
These regulations have come into force at different times according to the type of service involved. They contain definitions of the services and activities that people must be registered to provide. In some cases, they contain details about the stages at which different types of provider will be brought into the registration system. They also contain details of the standards that people registered to provide and manage services will have to observe.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities.
Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees, and for health surveillance where appropriate.
Employees must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions given to them. Employees must also notify the