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Corporate briefing paper on the health and safety legislation in relation to employee protection for accidents at work.
Health and safety law at UK
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety in the United Kingdom. It sets out employers responsibilities for employee’s health and safety at work. Employers and employees must comply with the duties set out in out which are as follows:
Section 2 places a duty on employers for the health, safety and welfare of employees by consulting with trade union safety representatives on health and safety matters within workplace. Moreover, employers with more than five employees should prepare written health and safety policy and bring it to the notice of employees.
Section 3 requires employers to make sure that non employees who may be affected but work are not exposed to their health and safety.
Section 4 requires ensuring that the premises, plant and machinery do not harm the people using it.
Section 5 requires the prevention and control of harmful, noxious or offensive emissions into the atmosphere. Section 6 places duties that designers, manufacturers and suppliers are that the articles and substances provided are safe to use.
Section 7 requires the employee to take care of him or her and any of other who may be affected by his or her actions. And also require the employee’s cooperation with their employer in health and safety issues. Section 8 requires employees to not interfere or misuse anything provided in the interest of health and safety.
This brief sets out to identify health and safety legislation and procedures applied in Food retail industry McDonald’s.
Background From the article published on leading newspaper on 2nd April 2008, McDonald’s at Leicester has been fined a total of almost 40000 after a worker was badly injured following a fall. During hearing in the court, the company
References: McDonald’s ,2014[online].Available at<http:/www.ourlounge.co.uk> [Accessed on 13 May 2014]