A0 Assignment

Assignment A0

In this essay I am going to give a brief overview of the different acts and policies and then explain how they relate to my job role.

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
This act gives people the knowledge about health and safety at work and what they have to put into practice to make it effective. It lays out requirements for employers and employees to ensure safety is given while working.

Employers’ duties include the provision and maintenance of department and safe working systems, safety when working with substances, to provide information, instruction, training and supervision of employees and to ensure safe work place access and exits.

They also have a duty to non employees, such as patients, visitors including contractors.

Employees have a duty to take care of the health and safety of themselves and others. They should take steps to understand the hazards in their workplace and follow safety rules and procedures.

Employers and employee that fail to follow the health and safety procedure may be liable to be prosecuted.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999
These regulations are set out for employers to ensure that they give the correct training which will include information and knowledge about health and safety and how employees should put their training into good practice.

There should be a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk exposed to employees at work as well as the risk to people not in their employment that could be harm in connection with the conduct their undertaking. These people include clients, bank or agency staff, volunteers, contractors and students. 

All of the people that could be affected should be made aware of all risks and measures that will be taken to reduce those risks. 

Employers must implement preventative and protective measures when working in hazardous workplace. They must also ensure all employees have had all the necessary health and safety training....