Health & Safety In Work, Health And Safety At Work

976 Words4 Pages
Section 3: HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WELFARE AT WORK: EMPLOYMENT AND EQUALITY AT WORK A basic summary of the phoenix centre health and safety regulations are listed below. The main legislation providing for the health and safety of people in the workplace are the health and safety acts of 2005 and 2007. They apply to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and self-employed people in their workplaces. The Acts set out the rights and obligations of both employers and employees and provides for substantial fines and penalties for breaches of the health and safety legislation. EMPLOYER’S DUTIES: The employer has a duty to ensure the employees’ safety, health and welfare at work as far as is reasonably practicable. In order to prevent workplace injuries and ill health the employer is required, among other things, to: • Provide and maintain a safe workplace which uses safe plant and equipment • Prevent risks from use of any article or substance and from exposure to physical agents, noise and vibration • Prevent any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of employees at risk • Provide instruction and training to employees on health and safety • Provide protective clothing and equipment to employees • Appointing a competent person as the organisation’s Safety Officer In my experience at the center some of these regulations were not adhered to or never even existed for example:  There was no information guide
Open Document