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Q: Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with employer
A: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety in the United Kingdom. [ It sets out a lot of your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. [ The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing health and safety at work.All employers, whatever the size of the business, must: make the workplace safe
prevent risks to health ensure that plant and machinery is safe to use, and that safe working practices are set up and followed make sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely provide adequate first aid facilities tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do, chemicals and other substances used by the firm, and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed set up emergency plans make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, and toilet, washing and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health take precautions against the risks caused by flammable or explosive hazards, electrical equipment, noise and radiation avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling and if it can't be avoided, take precautions to reduce the risk of injury provide health supervision as needed provide protective clothing or equipment free of charge if risks can't be removed or adequately controlled by any other means ensure that the right warning signs are provided and looked after report certain accidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to either the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or the local authority, depending on the type of business ] ]
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