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Advice on health and safety legislation

Health and Safety Policy (PDF/4MB/8 pages)   

Acts and regulations

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)

If an accident occurs in the workplace then a report must be made to the incident contact centre (ICC) via the RIDDOR pages on the HSE website

The accident is picked up from the RIDDOR website by us and passed to one of our environmental health (health and safety) officers who will investigate it.

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

These regulations expand on the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They are intended to protect the health and safety of everyone in the workplace and make sure welfare facilities are provided for people at work.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Employers are required to provide employees with adequate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given.

Further information can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or the Office of Public Sector Information.