What’s my duty?

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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.

  • Safety
  • Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Fire
  • Fersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Legionella
  • Asbestos

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.

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Services We Offer


Estate Management
Greens are one of the top firms in the country that provide health & safety advise to rural businesses and landed rural estates.

The following is a sample of the range of departments outside the “traditional” ones such as game, forestry, maintenance that Greens have covered

·         Public enterprises
·         Events
·         Hunt
·         PYO fruit
·         Apple juice production
·         Water bottling plant
·         Caravan park
·         Micro brewery
·         Country Park
·         Equestrian centre
·         Holiday cottages
·         Hotel

For further information about the bespoke service that we can provide, please contact us.



Farm Health & Safety
The experience that Andrew Green has of working in a range of farming enterprises and countries has enabled Greens to provide information to its clients that enables them to meet the statutory requirements in a very practical and reasonable manner.

We recognise that farmers and their workers want to comply but they don’t want the gold plated standards that other industries demand and whilst it is a strange selling feature, we aim to provide the basics and if the client  wants more, we will deliver that too.



Health & Safety Training
Greens can provide basic health & safety awareness training to members of estate staff in a manner that is thought provoking, informative and entertaining.

We can also advise clients on what statutory training they require such as chainsaw, quad bike, forklift etc

For those based in the South of Scotland, we are a registered training provider with Lantra and can organise courses with registered instructors to deliver training at a range of venues, primarily the clients own.

For further information about the bespoke service that we can provide, please contact us.


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