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Identify the persons responsible for health and safety in the workplace

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Health, Safety and Welfare- Assignment 1 Identify the persons responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Roles are Responsibilities of Employers. Every employer should ensure, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. Bellow are the areas the employer should protect the employees from, without prejudice: * To provide and maintain areas of work that are, safe and without risks to health; * To ensure, minimal risk when, handling and transporting objects; * To provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure, the health and safety of their employees at work; * And to insure the place of work is maintained in a condition that is safe. Every employer needs to prepare and keep an up-to-date written statement of health and safety at work. ...read more.


monitoring and reviewing protective measures; * Have someone who will ensure the workplace complies with health and safety law; and * Make sure employees know about the risks they face and that they have the correct personal protective equipment. Roles and Responsibilities of Sub-Contractors. Every sub-contractor should: * Know their responsibilities to the health and safety of all workers affected by their activities in the workplace; * Co-operate with the contractor, other sub-contractors and self-employed people, and occupational health committees in protecting the health and safety of everyone in the workplace; * Conduct their work in a way that does not endanger anyone's health and safety; * Provide information that could affect the health and safety of others to the contractor, other subcontractors and self-employed people, and to their occupational health committees; and * Know and follow relevant parts of the contractor's health and safety program. ...read more.


and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. Our mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled. We look after health and safety in nuclear installations and mines, factories, farms, hospitals and schools, offshore gas and oil installations, the safety of the gas grid and the movement of dangerous goods and substances, railway safety, and many other aspects of the protection both of workers and the public. Local authorities are responsible to HSC for enforcement in offices, shops and other parts of the services sector. The HSC is sponsored by the Department of Work and Pensions and is ultimately accountable to the Minister of State for Work, the Right Honourable Jane Kennedy MP." This was obtained from the HSE website:http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/index.htm ...read more.

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