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The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

The management of health and safety at work regulations 1992


The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and their associated Approved Code of Practice and guidance, clarify and consolidate existing law. For the first time they establish a consistent set of standards for most workplaces including schools, colleges and universities. They replace earlier legislation which applied only to factories or offices and introduce some new elements, including requirements relating to windows and rest facilities (in particular dealing with provisions for non-smokers and pregnant and nursing mothers).

Work Place Regulations 1992


The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 is a United Kingdom Statutory Instrument that stipulates general requirements on accommodation standards for nearly all workplaces. The regulations implemented European Union directive 89/654/EEC on minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace and repeal and supersede much of the Factories Act 1961 and Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963.

Control of substances hazardous to health 1994


Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put peoples health at risk, so the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. They have to protect both employees and others who may be exposed by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (or Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (as amended)). Both regulations are identical and are both referred to as COSHH.

Personal protective equipment 1992


PPE is defined in the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations as: All equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work which protects them against one or more risks to their health and safety. PPE includes equipment such as safety footwear, hard hats, high visibility waistcoats, goggles, life jackets, respirators and safety harnesses.

Fire precautions (amendment) 1999


The Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1877), were a result of European Communities Act 1972, brought the UK legislation up to a standard that met the fire safety requirements of two health and safety European Directives adopted in 1989. The amendments were laid before Parliament on July 7, 1999 and became law on December 1, 1999.

The health and safety display screen equipment 1992


The Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (DSE Regulations implement the requirements of the European Directive on minimum health and safety requirements for work with display screen equipment. They were updated and amended in 2002.

The effects these regulations have had on the public services


The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 If there has been an injury it would be sorted in a better manner than it did. The management of health and safety at work regulations 1992 Practicing would effect the public serves by making them better at there job.