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identify 3 pieces of legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting
The HSE is the UK government body responsible for enforcing health and safety at work legislation. The HSE also plays a major role in producing advice on health and safety issues, and guidance on relevant legislation. [ The role of enforcement is split between HSE and local authorities depending on the business sector Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Often referred to as HASAW or HSW,
this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. Among other provisions, the Act also requires: • safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems • maintenance of safe access and egress to the workplace • safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances • adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety • adequate welfare provisions for staff at work.Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees, and for health surveillance where appropriate.Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Known as RIDDOR, these regulations require employers, the self-employed and people in control of premises, to report work-related deaths, major injuries, work-related diseases and dangerous occurrences.Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 These regulations are concerned with the working environment. ]
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outline the main health and safety responsibilities or the employer or manager and other in the work setting User: outline the main health and safety responsibilities of the employer or manager
Weegy: Under the law employers are responsible for health and safety management. [ The following provides a broad outline of how the law applies to employers.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. For more details on the basics of what employers must do to make their business comply with health and safety law in a low risk business , HSE has produced a booklet Health and safety made simple. ] (More)
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