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1 Management of Health And Safety.
By Mason and Henry

2 What the Management of heath and Safety actually is?
1999 Regulation Number: 3242 HEALTH AND SAFETY The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Made : 3rd December 1999 Laid before Parliament : 8th December 1999 Coming into force : 29th December 1999

3 What this covers? 17.Certificate from registered medical practitioner in respect of new or expectant mothers. 18.Notification by new or expectant mothers. 19.Protection of young persons. 20.Exemption certificates. 21.Provisions as to liability. 22.Exclusion of civil liability. 23.Extension outside Great Britain. 24.Amendment of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. 25.Amendment of the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989. 26.Amendment of the Mines Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995. 27.Amendment of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996. 28.Regulations to have effect as health and safety regulations. 29.Revocations and consequential amendments. 30.Transitional provision. Signature. Schedule 1 General principles of prevention.. Schedule 2 Consequential amendments... Explanatory Note... Introductory Text. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation. 2.Disapplication of these Regulations. 3.Risk assessment. 4.Principles of prevention to be applied. 5.Health and safety arrangements. 6.Health surveillance. 7.Health and safety assistance. 8.Procedures for serious and imminent danger and for danger areas. 9.Contacts with external services. 10.Information for employees. 11.Co-operation and co-ordination. 12.Persons working in host employers' or self-employed persons' undertakings. 13.Capabilities and training. 14.Employees' duties. 15.Temporary workers. 16.Risk assessment in respect of new or expectant mothers.

4 Who Is Responsible For the Employee?
Your rights as an employee is to work in a safe and healthy atmosphere and what ever required to your Health and Safety measures are given to you by law. In general everything needed to be in a safe working place can't be changed or removed by your employer. The most important rights are: - To have any risks to your health and safety properly controlled by everyone involved. - Health and safety necessity's to be provided, free of charge, with any personal protective and safety equipment. - If you have reasonable concerns about your safety, to stop work and leave your work area, without being disciplined.

5 Who Is Responsible For the Employer?
All employers, whatever the size of the business, must: make the workplace safe prevent risks to health ensure that plant and machinery is safe to use, and that safe working practices are set up and followed make sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely provide adequate first aid facilities tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do, chemicals and other substances used by the firm, and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed set up emergency plans make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, and toilet, washing and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health take precautions against the risks caused by flammable or explosive hazards, electrical equipment, noise and radiation avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling and if it can't be avoided, take precautions to reduce the risk of injury provide health supervision as needed provide protective clothing or equipment free of charge if risks can't be removed or adequately controlled by any other means ensure that the right warning signs are provided and looked after report certain accidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to either the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or the local authority, depending on the type of business. The employer's duty of care in practice

6 Who Is Responsible For the Health and Safety Representatives?
Rights and functions of safety representatives If your employer recognises a trade union and the union has appointed a safety representative (rep), your employer must consult the safety rep. If there is no recognised union, your employer must either consult you direct or, if a representative of employee safety (ROES) has been elected, consult the ROES. Safety reps have certain rights and functions including the legal right to: represent workers in talks with the employer or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or other safety or environmental enforcement agencies investigate complaints, possible hazards and dangerous incidents carry out regular inspections of the workplace take part in workplace risk assessments A ROES functions include: representing the interests of workers to the employer in consultation with the HSE and other safety or environmental enforcement agencies speaking to the employer about hazards at work and other health and safety issues

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