What Is The Health & Safety At Work Act?

Posted by Simon Brearley on July 02, 2019 10:21 AM

The Health & Safety At Work Act (1974) is the main piece of UK legislation that places the onus on employers to maintain a duty of care towards the safety of their workforce. It also gives employees responsibility for doing their share to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everybody who enters a workplace.

Read More

7 Important Construction Health and Safety Regulations

Posted by TotalRen on July 02, 2019 9:32 AM

The construction industry is obliged to take note of about 20 pieces of legislation that relate to the health and safety of its workforce, customers and visitors. There can surely be no other industry that carries out many of its activities in public areas and introduces there the dangers of falling objects, transportation collisions, lifting operations and related hazardous activities not only to its workforce but in close proximity to the general public. Safety is vital and the regulations have indeed worked to the extent that fatalities have fallen from hundreds per year to tens.

Read More