EXTRACTS FROM THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT
WORK ACT 1974 - CHAPTER 37 PART 1 (15 MAY 1987)
(2) (i) It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
(ii) Without prejudice to the generality of an employer's duty under the preceding subsection, the matters to which that duty extends include in particular:
(a) The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so
far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risk to health.
(b) Arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, safety and
absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and
transport of articles and substances.
(c) The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is
necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety
at work of his employees.
(7) It shall be the duty of every employee while at work:
(a) To take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other
persons who may be affected by his Acts or Omissions at work;
(b) As regards any duty or requirements imposed on his employer or any other
person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with
him so far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed
or complied with.
(8) No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.