Summary of HASAWA (Health&Safety at Work Act)

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Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations

Employers must:

  • assess risks to staff and visitors
  • take action to eliminate or minimize risks
  • appoint a competent erson to help meet the requirments
  • establish procedures to deal with danger
  • provide staff with info & training 
  • have written procedures doe h&s arrangements

Employee's must:

  • work to any training/policies/instructions/procedures given by employer
  • report any situation which is seen as unsafe

Purpose of the regulations is to ensure that the employers carry out regular risk assessments.
 So if the employer can see a hazard to deal with it. If not dealt with coudl lead to prosecution. 

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Sam Morran


A simple resource but easy to learn and remember the key points.

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