HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

EXTRACTS  FROM  THE  HEALTH  AND  SAFETY  AT
WORK  ACT  1974  -  CHAPTER  37  PART  1  (15  MAY  1987)




EMPLOYERS  DUTY

(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.


EMPLOYEES DUTY

(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.

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