To provide or avoid the risks that can happen to the employers.
Employers must provide a safe workplace so there is no risk that can face them when they are working and they must ensure that there is a safe access to and from the workplace.
They must provide adequate and accessible information on health and safety.
They must provide necessary health and safety training e.g. manual handling.
They must undertake risk assessment for all the hazards.
This law ensures the responsibility of the employers must always be aware of their employees at work, if they do not do this it could result in a criminal prosecution it could also lead to the employer being sued for personal injury. The employer is responsible to take reasonable steps to ensure health and safety to their employees so they are not put to risk by others and also provides safe machinery and safe premises. All staffs should be handed a written code of conduct, talking about the training, supervision, rules and safety procedures and also providing a safe environment for visitors. All work places should control the risk of fire and conduct fire drills as well as the risk assessment in case of any potential fire the employers should provide full training and information to the staffs.
Health and social care example: In a nursery the toys, chairs and equipment need to be checked for approval, because children may get severely hurt from sharp edges and broken toys.
Food Safety Act –