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Flashcards in Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Deck (2):
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Main aim of the H&S at Work Act 1974

It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.

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What does the Act require?

Among other provisions, the Act also requires:

1 - Safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems
2 - Maintenance of safe access and egress to the workplace.
3 - Safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances.
4 - Adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety.
5 - Adequate welfare provisions for staff at work.

Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees or their representatives on such policies (this only applies to those employing five or more).