P2: Promoting Health And Safety In Great Britain

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In the workplace Health and safety is a large factor as if someone gets hurt it can be very costly for the employer and the worker. So certain regulations are put in and have to be followed on site to make sure no one gets hurt. Depending on what work is happening on site different regulations apply to different people. If these regulations aren’t followed it can affect the flow of the work place. If the whole team are following the regulations it makes it easier for goals to be achieved. Regulations can be put in before an accident to prevent it or after to make sure it doesn’t occur again. If no one is getting injured then productivity in the workplace will increase as your workforce will be stable and you have the best people
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It is a primary piece of legislation covering health and safety in Great Britain. The HSE on site, working with the local authority are the ones that enforce this act and most acts that are relevant to the working environment. It’s every employer’s duty to make sure health and safety protocols are met, if they aren’t it is the employee’s duty to tell the employer. Communication is key as without communication if there was a hazard and everyone didn’t know it could end up with someone getting injured. If an employee or employer sees a problem on site it’s their duty to notify everyone else on site so they know the hazard is there. This act makes further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work. It has been put in place to protect others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work. Nobody in the workplace is immune from compliance and duty. Everybody must be aware of the term vicarious liability even though you may not be directly involved you may still have a responsibility for the health and safety of that person in risk. So in the health and safety at work act 1974 everyone has a responsibility it doesn’t just fall under 1 person whether you are at the bottom (worker) or at the top (Site…show more content…
If you are someone that employs people who work at height or if you control work at height e.g. a facilities manager or the owner of the structure who contracts you to work at height the regulations apply to you. These people must make sure that the work to be done at height is well planned, properly supervised and that the people completing the works are competent. This includes wearing correct PPE and using the correct equipment. They should also assess any risks before the works can begin. It also falls under the employee to take care of themselves and others who may be affected by the work they are doing. They should also keep constant communication between themselves and the employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with.

Health and safety is a big factor in modern day construction. So to make sure no one gets injured or even killed regulations are put in. There are so many different regulations because of there are so many risks in construction. But by following these Regulations the site can be safe. I think the main way of being safe on site is making sure everyone is competent so everyone knows what they are doing while ensuring they are in compliance with the regulations that apply to

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