UK Health and Safety laws it is an employer's duty to...
- making your workplace safe and without risks to health to your
employers and the public - the use of signage can aware people
to hazards, and show safety procedures.
- ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems
of work are set and followed - correct signs can show safe working
rules and regulations
- ensuring articles and substances are moved, stored and used
safely: - your signage can immediately notify persons of any substance
- giving employers the information, instruction, training and
supervision necessary for their health and safety.
particular, an employer must...
- assess the risks to employees health and safety
- make arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures
identified as being necessary by the assessment
- if there are five or more employees, record the significant
findings of the risk assessment and the arrangements for health
and safety measures
if there are five or more employees, draw up a health and safety
policy statement, including the health and safety organisation
and arrangements in force, and bring it to your attention
set up emergency procedures
- the planning of health and safety; and - the health and safety
consequences of introducing new technology.
provide adequate first-aid facilities
make sure that the workplace satisfies health, safety and welfare
- make sure that work equipment is suitable for its intended use,
so far as health and safety is concerned, and that it is properly
maintained and used
- prevent or adequately control exposure to substances which may
damage your health;
take precautions against danger from flammable or explosive hazards,
electrical equipment, noise and radiation
- avoid hazardous manual handling operations, and where they cannot
be avoided, reduce the risk of injury
- provide free any protective clothing or equipment, where risks
are not adequately controlled by other means
- ensure that appropriate safety signs are provided and maintained
you think there is a health and safety problem in your workplace
you should first discuss it with your employer, supervisor or
manager. You may also wish to discuss it with your safety representative,
if there is one. You, your employer or your safety representative
can get information on health and safety in confidence by calling
HSEs InfoLine telephone service on 0541 545500.
you think your employer is exposing you to risks or is not carrying
out legal duties, and you have pointed this out without getting
a satisfactory answer, you can contact the enforcing authority
for health and safety in your workplace. Health and safety inspectors
can give advice on how to comply with the law. They also have
powers to enforce it. HSE’s Employment Medical Advisory
Service can give advice on health at work. Your employer can give
you their names and addresses.
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