Level 5 - Develop Health an Policiesd Safety and Risk Management

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 acts sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other, these duties are qualified in the acts by the principles of so far as is reasonably practicable in other words an employer does not have to take measures to avoid or reduce the risks if they are technically impossible or if the time, trouble or cost of the measures would be grossly disproportionate to the risk. What the law requires here is what the law requires and what good management and common sense would lead employers to do anyways, which is to look at the risks, and take sensible measures to tackle them. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing health and safety at work.
The main requirement on employers is to carry out a risk assessment, when they employ less or more the five people need to record the significant finding of the risks assessment. Risk assessment should be straightforward in a simple workplace. It should only be complied if it deals with serious hazards such as chemicals, medications and kitchen items.
Employers need to carry out a risk assessment for example
  * Make arrangement for implementing, the health and safety measures identified as necessary by the risk assessment
  * Appoint competent people often themselves or a company colleague to help them implement the arrangement
  * Set up emergency procedures
  * Provide clear information and training to employees
  * Work together with other employers sharing the same workplace
  * Manual handling regulations which apply wherever things are moved by hand or bodily force
Example of Health and Safety at our workplace;
  1. Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1999 requires employers to carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training.
  2. Work...