Workplace Health And Safety Nvq

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All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Everyone has a duty to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, including employers, employees, trainees, self-employed, manufacturers, designers, suppliers and importers of work equipment. The employers’ responsibilities under this act include:

• provide safety equipment
• maintain safe systems of work
• ensure materials used are properly stored, handled and transported
• provide sufficient information, training, instruction and supervision/ ensure staff are aware of instructions provided by manufacturers and suppliers of equipment
• provide a safe place of employment
• provide a safe working environment
• provide a written
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It is also important to mention that PPE should only be used as a last resort and all workers must always wear appropriate PPE when required in the workshop.

The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations similarly cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces. The document includes the regulations in full, as well as the approved code of practice and guidance.

As an employer you must comply with the Manual Handling and Operations Regulations (MHOR) to carry out a risk assessment on manual handling tasks. If you are an employee you must make full use of any safe system of manual handling the employer puts in place…

Regulation 4(1) of MHOR sets out a hierarchy of measures to reduce the risks of manual handling:

• Avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably
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