• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Legislation concerned with health and safety at work.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Health and Safety Guide Book empty The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 also known as HASAW or HSW Their purpose is to: The Act 1974 is the major section of legislation dealing with work-related health and safety in the United Kingdom. So that employers make sure to take responsibility of their employees and the members of the public ensuring their health and safety are not affected because of their companies work. All employers, no matter what type of business, must make sure: The employer has the responsibility to look after the employees' health for "as far as possible while the employees' are at work. The employer should begin by taking a risk assessment to recognize possible health and safety hazards. The employer has to assign an experienced person with health and safety responsibilities. This usually is member of staff educated in health and safety in larger businesses. To ensure this the employers must be certain to: > The work place is safe > To avoid risks effecting the health of employees and public members > To offer sufficient first aid services. ...read more.

Middle

The aim of the regulations is to lessen harm by measuring all the possible threats and to produce action plans for emergency situations (risk assessment). And train staff so they can help going through the procedures To ensure this the employers must be certain to: > Create a risk assessment > Review the risk assessment regularly > Have experienced and trained staff so they can go through the procedures appropriately How to make a risk assessment: > Finding out the risks[11] > Determining who could be harmed[12] > Evaluating the risks[13] > Keeping a record of your findings[14] > Reviewing the risk assessment Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998 Their purpose is to: The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 also know as PUWER layer down needs for company concerning the safety and use of all work equipment. The most important purpose of PUWER is to make sure that work equipment should not effect to a rise of the health and safety risks, regardless of its age, state or source. ...read more.

Conclusion

Hazard and Critical Control Points as part of the Food Safety Act, 1990 Their purpose is to: The Food Safety Act 1990 is wide-ranging legislation on food safety. The key purposes of the Act 1990 is to make sure that all food meets consumers' expectations in terms of nature, substance and quality and is not misleadingly presented; and to provide legal powers and specify offences in relation to public health and consumers interest. CLEAPSS is a recommended facility supplying help in science and technology for a group of local authorities and their schools with organization for pupils with particular requirements. CLEAPPS provides assistance from nursery education through to A-level studies or alike. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 regulations also often known as the COSHH regulations call for companies to consider and avoid the dangers to health and safety from the use of any hazardous material used in the workplace. A substance categorized as 'irritant' 'toxic', 'very toxic', 'harmful', or 'corrosive' by law is hazardous. ?? ?? ?? ?? MD. Athar Rahman Physics 12RBR http://www.atl.org.uk/health-and-safety/legal-framework/health-safety-legislation.asp#1 http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/ ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity essays

  1. Human Resources Management

    effort needs to be inputted and also they should be able to divide the work according to the ability, which can make performance measurement more convenient in terms of promotion. * Skills analyse: The timing is important so Ford keeps up with the importance of their employees needed at the

  2. Business Studies Edexcel Coursework

    on a local level), for a car show event or sale. * Donations to charity * Speeches and Interviews Personal Selling Personal selling involves talking directly to potential customers by means of a sales team, telephone, meetings or door-to-door. This method is only really used when products are individual and

  1. Business Studies

    Arrange commercial bills, leasing[ET5] finance and debentures[ET6] Superannuation funds: > Superannuation funds earn returns by selling debt securities to businesses which repay these loans with interest Companies: > Can offer their surplus cash to other businesses as a loan > Sell debentures and corporate bonds through the Aust stock exchange

  2. Business Studies - Researching The Feasibilty

    I will have a page for the formal photos also a page of events through the years like the Year 10 ramble and school discos. This means I will need 3 pages for photographs. I will have a contents page at the start, this will use 1 page.

  1. The Effects of Non-monetary Incentives on Employees

    th? implic?ti?n? ?f th??? m?tiv?ti?n?l th??ri?? f?r th? d??ign ?nd impl?m?nt?ti?n ?f inc?ntiv? pr?gr?m?. Th?t ??cti?n will ?l?? includ? ? di?cu??i?n ?f h?w th? impl?m?nt?ti?n ?f c??h inc?ntiv?? c?n b?n?fit fr?m th? th??ri?? pr???nt?d in thi? p?p?r. Th? p?p?r c?nclud?? with ??m? pr?p???l? f?r futur? r????rch. Th?r? h??

  2. External influences related to Jaguar Cars and Marriot Hotels

    However I think that the Marriott hotel is affected more by them because of the fact that the customers stay at the hotel and the Marriott's business revolves around them. for example the Marriott receives hundreds of customers a day and they all have different needs, this means that the

  1. Business Report

    Some big stores include Mark's and Spenser's, supermarkets such as Asda, and Blockbuster. * Evaluation Crawley is a good location for Donald to set up his new retail outlet because it has links to the M25, which is only 3 minutes away from Crawley's shopping centre.

  2. Importance of Human Resources Management

    effort needs to be inputted and also they should be able to divide the work according to the ability, which can make performance measurement more convenient in terms of promotion. * Skills analyse: The timing is important so Ford keeps up with the importance of their employees needed at the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work