Legal Article - Health & Safety

Summary of Employers Obligations

i. Display a certificate of insurance under the Compulsory Insurance Regulations.

ii. Have a written Safety Policy Statement (if you employ 5 or more persons)

iii. Display the statutory poster 'Health and Safety Law - What you should know' or give each employee the equivalent leaflet.

iv. Consult with all employees on matters affecting their health and safety, before making any decisions.

v. Make suitable and sufficient assessments of the risks to the health and safety of employees and others.

vi. Record the significant findings of risk assessments.

vii. Instruct and train employees exposed to risks on the protective/preventive measures.

viii. Communicate emergency and evacuation procedures to employees and others.

ix. Exchange information on health and safety hazards and risks with other employers sharing the premises.

x. Maintain records of injuries and first-aid treatment.

xi. Report notifiable accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences in the workplace.

xii. Monitor and review health and safety arrangements as necessary.

xiii. Employers have a duty of care to provide a safe system of work for all employees and contractors, which includes provision of a safe working environment and ensuring employee competency and fitness for work - health screening may be required.

Published: 23 Mar 2011


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