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Legislation concerned with health and safety at work.

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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.


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.


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.

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