The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 were introduced to reinforce the provisions found in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, making explicit requirements of employers regarding their duties to manage health and safety in the workplace. The main requirement is that employers carry out effective risk assessments to ensure the safety of employees and those who interact with their business, with those employing more than five people being required to hold records of any significant risk assessment findings. This legislation also places duties on employees. Workers must report any shortcomings in health and safety arrangements, report dangerous situations, use equipment as instructed and take reasonable care in respect of their own health and safety.
Failure to comply with the provisions found in the UK’s health and safety legislation can result in devastating consequences, both for those who work at or have dealings with a business, as well as for those who are ultimately responsible for a company’s compliance with regulatory schemes. The Regulatory and Compliance Lawyers at Wilford Smith are the perfect choice for those seeking guidance on their legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Our lawyers can work closely with you, providing guidance on complying with relevant health and safety regulatory frameworks as well as advice on managing health and safety issues and emergency planning.
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