Tesco must follow the statutory duties of employers and employees relating to health, safety and welfare

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Humzah Ahmad Unit 27 – P1

Explain the legal requirements for ensuring the H&S and security of those employed

Introduction- in this report i will be explaining the legal requirements for ensuring the health, safety and security of those employed at Washwood heath Academy.

Legislation: On estimate there are around 1.6 million accidents each year in the work place with a cost to British industry of around £700m. This may seem like a large number of accidents but compared to many other countries the safety record of workers in Britain is good. The reason for this is that we have a strong set of laws passed by parliament and the European Union that aim to protect employees. When Tesco begins to employee people to work there, they must be following the health and safety legislations and regulations that affect a business working environment, this is so that employees will always be safe when in the workplace.

Statutory duties of employers and employees relating to health, safety and welfare: In the past health and safety in the workplace was very much the employer’s responsibility. Now, employees have more rights and responsibilities and the emphasis has shifted so that current health and safety focus on employers and employees working as a partnership to ensure that everyone is safe in the workplace. There are various explicit duties that an employer has towards their employees.

Tesco must follow the statutory duties of employers and employees relating to health, safety and welfare, this is so the employers can provide things like maintenance, training and supervision relating to health and safety, they must also provide a safe place to work and provision and maintenance of safe access to the workplace. Tesco must also follow their statutory duty which ensures that their employees have adequate welfare facilities. Employees also have specific duties they got to follow by law which includes them to take reasonable care for health and safety for them and the people around them, they must also co-operate with the employer or any other person to enable the employer or other person to perform or comply with any legal requirements.

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The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999:

The health and safety and safety work act 1974 is one of the major pieces if legislation is this country to affect businesses and the workplace. It is an enabling act, which means that other legislations can be added without changing the actually act itself. The health and safety at work act has five main aims:

The health and safety regulations 1999 must also be followed by Tesco, this regulation will protect employees in the workplace, it can also protect people not working by people who are working, and ...

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