Health and Safety executive (HSE)
Health and Safety at work.ect.Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1999
Reporting of injuries, diseases and danger occurrences regulations 1995
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations 1992
Standards for school premises
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
The Equality Act 2010
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Personal protective equipment at work regulations 1992
Occupiers liability Act (1957 revised in 1984)
Consumer protection 1987
Unfair contact terms Act 1977
Environmental protection Act 1990
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The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974
The main piece of legislation affecting the management of health and safety in educational establishments across all sectors is the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA). This Act provides a framework for ensuring the health and safety of all employees in any work activity. It also provides for the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by work activities in e.g. pupils/students and visitors to educational sites, including parents and contractors. Employers and employees as well as anyone else whom goes into the workplace must comply with the duties set out in the Act.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The main requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations is that the employer carries out risk assessments to eliminate or reduce risks. Employers with five or more employees need to record the significant findings of a risk assessment. Employers also need to:
Make arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as necessary by risk assessments, monitor and review those arrangements, appoint people with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience and training to help them to implement these arrangements, set up emergency procedures and provide information about them to employees, provide clear information, supervision and training for employees and ensure that suitably competent people are appointed who are capable of carrying out the tasks entrusted to them
The Workplace, (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
These regulations deal with physical conditions in the workplace and require employers to meet minimum standards in relation to a wide range of matters, which include: maintenance of buildings and equipment lighting provision of drinking water temperature rest facilities (including that for pregnant women and nursing mothers) ventilation toilet facilities room dimensions and space cleanliness condition of floors and traffic routes.
Standards for school premises
While the Workplace Regulations apply to all workplaces throughout the United Kingdom, there are several pieces of legislation and guidance which operate in conjunction with them and apply specifically to schools. In some cases, their provisions cover areas not covered in the Workplace Regulations and also offer more beneficial standards.
For more detailed information on these standards, please see the sections on the standards for education premises, space, temperature and workplace inspections.
The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 apply to maintained schools in Wales. They cover such issues as temperature, toilet facilities for pupils, ventilation and lighting. Some of the standards must also be met by independent schools, free schools and academies