Fundamental principles of safe practice

Health and safety law


Health and safety statute, supported by civil case law, places ultimate responsibility for health and safety on the employer. This includes the duties to:

  • have a written health and safety policy (including for PESSPA)
  • initiate procedures to ensure satisfactory implementation of the policy, and regular reviews (at least annually, but also following any incidents)
  • provide a safe place of work
  • assess and manage the risks of all activities
  • inform employees of measures to make situations safe
  • provide training and supervision, where appropriate
  • monitor implementation of the…
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