EMPLOYERS HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY


Safety at work
It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this.

This means making sure that workers and others are protected from anything that may cause harm, effectively controlling any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace.

Employers have duties under health and safety law to assess risks in the workplace. Risk assessments should be carried out that address all risks that might cause harm in your workplace.

Employers must give you information about the risks in your workplace and how you are protected, also instruct and train you on how to deal with the risks.

Employers must consult employees on health and safety issues. Consultation must be either direct or through a safety representative that is either elected by the workforce or appointed by a trade union.
In any workplace, it is reasonable for you to expect that your Employer will be concerned with your safety. In fact they have a Legal duty to look after your Health, Safety and Welfare.

These include things like providing:
• Safe working environment.
• Safe Plant and Equipment.
• Safe Systems of Work.
• Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment.
• Safe access and egress. Safe ways in and out of your workplace.
• Toilets, Washing facilities and drinking water.
•  First Aid arrangements.

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