The Management Of Safety And Safety At Work Regulations

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Laws and regulations
Explanation and requirements business need to follow
The management of Health of Safety at works regulations 1999
Places a responsibility on employers to consider and direct risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must monitor and make arrangements to make sure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees and for health surveillance when necessary.

Health and safety work Act 1974
This is quite similar to the previous law however it places a responsibility on all employers to make sure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.

The Workplace Regulations 1992
These Regulations are mainly concerned with the working environment. They place a responsibility in employers to make sure the workplace is safe and appropriate for tasks being carried out, and that it does not present risks to employees and others
The reporting of injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences and Regulations 1995
These Regulations involve employers. Self employed and people of premises to report work related deaths, major injuries, work related diseases and dangerous occurrences
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994

These regulations involve dealing with chemical use in the workplace. These are strict guidelines in place to protect employees and they apply to virtually all UK workplaces.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

To protect employees from the dangers of electricity, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 apply to all aspects of the use of electricity within the workplace, from electrical supplies to the use of electrical equipment. They place a duty on employers, employees and self employed to:
Have their electrical systems constructed in a way that prevents danger. This includes testing all new equipment to ensure that it is safe.
Maintain their electrical systems correctly to prevent danger
Have repaired or closed electrical systems correctly to prevent danger
Have repaired or closed any electrical system that causes danger
The Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992

Places a strict duty on employers to asses workstations and their users to see if there is any risk, reduce or eliminate recognised risks
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

In an attempt to minimise the risk, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were created which place a duty on all employers, so far as is possible, to avoid the need for employees to undertake any manual handling operations at work which involved risk of their being injured


Employers have legal responsibilities to make sure a safe and healthy workplace. As an employee you have your own rights and you also have responsibilities for your own wellbeing and those of your colleagues. Under the health and safety act 1975 for e.g. a teacher r has to ensure staff checks ventilation, lighting and temperature of rooms so