Health & Safety, An Introduction to

Managing Health & Safety

Have you got health and safety under control?

Controlling dangers at work is no different from tackling any other task – recognising the problem, knowing enough about it, deciding what to do, putting the solution into practice. If you have five or more employees you will need to have a written health and safety policy statement. This sets out how you manage health and safety in your organisation. You must do risk assessments – careful examinations of what could cause harm to people in your work.

Does this concern me?

Did you know employers with five or more employees should have a written health and safety policy?

Did you know all employers and self-employed people have to assess the risks from their work activities?

Did you know employers with five or more employees have to record the significant findings of their risk assessment?

Did you know employers have to consult their employees or their employees’ safety representatives on health and safety matters?

Did you know employers have to provide health and safety training for employees?

What law applies?

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (risk assessment)

Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977

How and where you can get more help

‘Consulting employees on health and safety: A guide to the law’ INDG232 FREE (available in packs of 15 ISBN 0 7176 1615 0 £5.00)

‘Health and safety training : What you need to know’ INDG345 FREE (available in packs of 15 ISBN 0 7176 2137 5 £5.00)

‘Essentials of health and safety at work’ ISBN 0 7176 0716 X £5.95

‘Health and safety law poster’ Encapsulated ISBN 0 7176 2493 5 £7.50 Rigid PVC ISBN 0 7176 1779 3 £12.50

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