Health and Safety Regulations
Every employer has a legal obligation to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practical, he protects the health and safety of his employees. Failure to do so could result in a civil case or criminal prosecution.
You should take account of the following main regulations:
- You must assess the risks to your employees at work.
- You must also assess the risks to persons not employed by you but who are affected by your actions and conduct.
- The 1992 regulations affect workplace accidents, ventilation, temperature, lighting, cleaning and workspace dimensions and conditions.
- Floors and routes should be in good condition, have no holes, slopes or be uneven or slippery. They should be free from obstruction.
- Employers should avoid the need for their employees to undertake any manual handling operations where there is a risk of injury. If this is unavoidable, a risk assessment must be carried out.