health and safety at work act part 1

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  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Employers must:
      • carry out regular risk assessment checks
      • write and comply with the health and safety policy
      • ensure that all equipment is safe to use
      • ensure that all employees have undertaken sufficient training
    • Employees must:
      • be aware of their own health and safety, as well as that of others
      • comply with their employers health and safety policy
      • report any potential hazard within the work setting
      • act appropriately using the safety equipment provided
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    • RIDDOR 1995 places a legal duty on *employers *self employed people *people in control of premises
      • reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement and must be complied with in every setting.
      • If a member of staff is injured or ill due to work, legal authorities must be notified immediately.
      • all accidents, incidents and diseases must be reported and logged using accident reporting system of the setting.
      • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrencies Regulations
    • COSHH 1994
      • Train workers
      • Inform workers about the risks to their health and how those risks can be minimised
      • Make sure the controls  are working properly
      • Controls Of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations
      • Employers must: assess the risks to health from chemicals and decide what controls are needed and make sure workers use them
    • Food Safety (temperature control) 1995
      • Affects many food businesses, as good temperature control of foods is fundemental to safe operation of food preparation.

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