Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)

What year was the act enforced?
1974
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Under this act, who is responsible for health and safety in the work place?
Your employer
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Employer duties
explain how risks will be controlled, give training, provide ppe, provide toilets and water, provide first aid facilities, have insurance, provide hardcopy
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Employee duties
follow training, use work items given, take care of your own health and safety, co-operate with your employer, tell someone if there are inadequate precautions
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employers must provide employees with a safe system of work. What does that mean?
A way in which workers can go about their jobs in a safe way with the correct PPE and adequate risk assessments
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what does reasonably practicable mean?
workers are listening to their employers, wearing PPE, being safe
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who should provide PPE?
the employer
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What do health and safety executive inspectors and the local authority enforcement officers have the powers to do?
investigate, inspect, guidance can give improvement notice or prohibition notice
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Under this act, who is responsible for health and safety in the work place?

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Your employer

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Employee duties

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employers must provide employees with a safe system of work. What does that mean?

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