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Health & Safety Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA) is the most important Act of parliament relating to health and safety. The law requires both employers and employees to comply with health and safety legalizations. The Act sets out the general duties and responsibilities that employers have to their employees and to members of the public, and those that employees have to themselves and each other. The Health and Safety at Work Act is an 'umbrella' Act which includes various Regulations that can be revised to ensure the law is kept up to date. Details of the responsibility of an employer under the HASWA are given in The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Any person who is negligent under the Act can face criminal prosecution for breaching a health and safety requirement, therefore all organizations must display details of the Act in a prominent place; this includes your school or college. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has its own inspectorate and advisory service and also is the agency, which enforces the HASWA Act. Since the introduction of the HASWA, several other regulations have been introduced, even thought they do not have to be known by heart, you should know they exist. These are the main ones:- * The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1992 (RIDDOR) ...read more.


intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided for the purposes of health, safety or welfare; * To observe the safety rules. Failure to comply with these rules could mean you are liable under the disciplinary procedures; and * To be aware that it is a criminal offence to be in breach of the Health & Safety legislation and individuals may face a heavy fine or imprisonment. 2. You will be given training to ensure that all safety rules required by law and by ourselves are properly carried out and we will review all instructional programmes from time to time. 3. You will be kept informed of new developments in Health & Safety matters which concern you. This could be through written communications or properly structured training sessions. General Health and Safety Guidelines and Accident Prevention. The guidelines below are intended to provide guidance to you on general health and safety, with more detailed guidelines relating to specific subjects. By following the Health & Safety Policy and these supporting guidelines, you will gain an understanding of our approach to health and safety and of the need to comply with the numerous statutory requirements in operation, which affect our premises. The required health and safety standards will also be achieved. Housekeeping: * you must keep the premises in a clean and tidy condition with stairways and passageways kept clear; * you must make sure that ...read more.


Every store measures health and safety performance and report on this to their employees, as well as to management. Our aim is to eliminate preventable accidents and ill health associated with our work and premises, and to reduce the rate of reportable accidents as the business grows. Here is a new article showing Tesco dealing with a Health and Safety issue. Supermarket giant Tesco has been told to pay �50,000 after a bakery worker lost the top of his finger when he put his hand in the machinery. Ryan Jennings - who is in his 20s - was injured while working at the Norwich Harford Bridge store in February last year, Norwich Magistrates' Court heard. On Monday, Tesco was fined �25,000 and told to pay the same in costs after admitting health and safety failings. It expressed regret for the accident and said failings were local. 'Carelessness' South Norfolk District Council which brought the prosecution said the costs figure was high because Tesco had initially denied any offence and the prosecution had spent large sums preparing for a trial. Council officials said a guard - which should have prevented staff from putting their hands into a dough-dividing machine - had been removed. The court was told there was a "culture of carelessness at the store". A spokeswoman for Tesco said the company would issue a statement later on Monday. ?? ?? ?? ?? Natasha Sandhu 12WP GNVQ Intermediate Business Task: The Human Resources Function ...read more.

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