Health and Safety

MR. H. Chavda


Company Health and Safety and Welfare

Year 2 HNC

Lecturer Mr. A. Sarsons


Section 1- page 3

Section   No 1: Main Health, Safety and Welfare Legislation

Define the main health, safety and welfare legislation in the construction sector and the implications of non-compliance.

1. Specify the legal responsibilities of the parties involved in a given construction site situation.  
All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.
As a worker, you have a duty to take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions. Health and safety legislation, therefore, requires employers and workers to cooperate. This is all a large part of roles and responsibilities of employers and employees –not forgetting the health and safety at work act 1974 to the current date, as the legislation is changing everyday.
Construction organisations will need to change and respond to support effective worker involvement. It will be necessary to examine people’s roles and the way the workforce is organised, and make adjustments to enable and encourage staff to get involved. This is all within the health and safety act 1974 and also within the parameters of CDM (construction, design and management).
• Establish and maintain management control of health and safety.
• Promote cooperation between individuals, representatives and groups so that health and safety becomes a collaborative effort.
• Ensure the communication of information throughout the organisation.
• Secure the competence of everyone to play their part.
Making sure that roles and responsibilities are understood and that staff have the skills and support necessary to be fully engaged is one of the most challenging stages in improving worker involvement. It is, however,...