Monthly Archive: January 2014

Health & Safety Law Poster

Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations to display the approved poster in a prominent position in each workplace or to provide each worker with a copy of the approved leaflet that outlines British health and safety law. The HSE published a new simplified version of the Health and Safety Law Poster in...

Noise in the workplace

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require you to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. Regulations require the employer to: Assess the risks to employees from noise at work Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks Provide employees with hearing protection if the noise cannot be reduced Make...

Cameron’s red tape crusade: self-employed ‘exempt’ from health and safety law

This report is taken from the SHP Website. One million self-employed people will be completely exempt from health and safety law when the Deregulation Bill comes into force, David Cameron announced this morning. In a speech to the Federation of Small Businesses, the Prime Minister outlined the relaxation or removal of over 3,000 regulations, which includes “needless” health and safety...

Health and Safety – Legal duties for migrant workers

The same law applies to migrant workers as to any person at work and this is also true even if the migrant worker is working illegally in the UK. This means that the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Regulations made under the Act always apply. The employment relationship for migrant workers can...

Business benefits to health and safety

Poor health and safety leads to illness and accidents that could prove an huge drain on the company finances. Simple but effective health and safety practices pay for themselves. They also improve the company’s reputation among customers, regulators and employees. Given the considerable increase in penalties under health and safety legislation, the cost of non-compliance is likely to exceed by a...