Health and Safety at work act 1974

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  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • It is the umbrella for all health and safety legislation
      • Both employers and employees have the responsibility to ensure work is all carried out safely
    • some regulations under the act:
      • COSHH
      • RIDDOR
      • Manual handling operations
    • It applies to all workplaces and anyone who is affected by work activities
    • Employers must
      • Ensure the safety of their employers
      • make sure equipment is all safe
      • deal with substances safely
      • have a written health and safety policy
    • Employees must:
      • take care of their own health and safety
      • take care of others health and safety
      • co-operate with their employer


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