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Explain the duties relating to health and safety in the workplace

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Law for Business Summative Assessment A B Ritchie

Explain the duties relating to health and safety in the workplace

Under the Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance ) Act 1969, every employer carrying on a business must maintain an approved policy with authorised insurers covering any bodily injury or disease of employees which might arise out of or in the course of their employment

The principle Act governing Health & Safety in the workplace is The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 which provides for a safe place at work governing all Employers, Employees, Contract Workers, Visitors and Maintenance Contracts.

The enforcing body is The Health & Safety Executive, Whose officers have wide ranging powers. Officers may serve improvement or prohibitive notices which have far reaching consequences upon the offending organisation

Breaching Health & Safety Law can be both a criminal and civil offence and upon summary conviction substantial fines may be payable and under certain circumstances

Imprisonment

The general statutory duties of the HSAW act

The Act imposes general duties on a number of different persons or categories of person. Duties are imposed on ; employers, manufacturers, designers, suppliers,

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