HSE Legal Requirements within the UK.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 , also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for ensuring the enforcment of the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment in the United Kingdom.
The Health and Safety at Work Act places a duty on an employer to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all his/her employees and to safeguard others affected by the work. If you have five or more employees you must have a written policy statement and make sure that your employees are aware of it.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require Risk Assessments be carried out. They should identify significant hazards arising from your work activities and introduce appropriate controls to minimise risks to employees or others. Furthermore, these Regulations state the reirements for competent person. The consultants we use have the recognised skills to assist in your health and safety compliance.