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The Health & safety at Work etc Act 1974 places general duties on employers to ensure, so far as reaonably practicable, the health, safety & welfare of it's employees.
The employer & the self employed must also ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health & safety of persons other than employees that might be affectted by the businesses undertakings
One of the key requirements is to have a Health & Safety Policy
The majority of current legislation requires the employer & the self employed to carry out risk assessments for the effects on staff & other persons who may be affected. The following is a list of some of the most common areas that require risk assessments.
- Substances Hazardous to Health
- Fersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)
If there are 5 or more employees, the health & safety policy, risk assessments and subsequent arrangements for their implementation & management must be in a written form. The employees must be provided with the information.
Employers must also provide relevant health & safety information to persons other than their employees who might be affected. eg contractors.
Green's of Haddington Ltd put all these three elements into one Staff Manual which contains health & safety information that relates to thre individual.