Health and Safety Regulations at Work

It can be a time consuming process ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations at work. It isn’t just a case of making sure employees know what to do in case of an emergency or how to avoid accidents.

The Health and Safety Work Act and associated legislation applies to all businesses.

Here at Southalls we want to make it easier for businesses to ensure that they are complying with all these Regulations in the workplace. Below are just a few of the Regulations which are likely to apply to your business.

If you require any further assistance regarding health and safety regulations at work, one of our highly qualified health and safety consultants will be happy to help.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: require employers to carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training.
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR): this requires employers to notify diseases, dangerous and occupational injuries.
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992: this covers basic health, safety and welfare issues including heating, ventilation, seating and lighting.
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992: this requires employers to provide any protective clothing or equipment needed for employees.
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998: this requires that all equipment provided for work is safe. This includes any type of machinery used.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH): this requires employers to assess any risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions.
  • Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 : this requires employers to assess and manage the risk from asbestos.
  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005: this requires employers to assess where there may be a risk from noise, who may be affected and reduce the risk of exposure.
  • The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989: this requires employers to clearly display a health and safety poster.
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969: this requires employers to have insurance against accidents to their employees in the work place.