Legislation

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, was introduced to reinforce the Health and Safety and Work Act 1974. The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999, places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others, to prevent work accidents and work related illnesses.   The main requirement …

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The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, or as most people recognise it as ‘LOLER’ aims to ensure that all lifting equipment in use is regularly checked six monthly and undergoes an annual service. The aim of the LOLER Regulation is to make everyone’s working life safer when using and coming into contact with lifting equipment; employers and …

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The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 have provided a general framework for managing safe manual handling activities at work. The regulations state: to avoid Manual Handling activities where it is reasonable and practicable to do so, and ,where it is not, to assess the risks and take appropriate steps to reduce it so far as …

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The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985, commonly known as ‘RIDDOR’, require a ‘responsible person’; to notify the enforcing authority when a person dies, or sustains any injuries or specific medical conditions, or when a dangerous occurrence takes place in connection with a work activity. The Regulations set out the specific injuries …

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Throughout the industrial revolution there have been significant accidents that have incurred huge loss of life and injury due to poor working conditions in the employee’s work place, such as in coal mining, gas and oil industries. Different Regulations had been introduced through the 19th/20th Century, however employers left to their own devises took limited steps to implement safer measures for their …

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