The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

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The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999

The MHSWR 1999 sets out some general duties aimed at improving health and Safety management.

Under the regulations the employer must:

  • Carry out a ”suitable and sufficient” risk assessment covering both workers and others who may be affected by their work. This must be recorded if they have 5 or more employees and be regularly reviewed
  • Make arrangements for the affective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of protective and preventative measures
  • Provide employees with health surveillance where needed
  • Appoint one or more competent persons to provide health and safety assistance
  • Set up procedures for serious and imminent danger (emergency procedures)
  • Provide employees with information on risks identified in the risk assessment, control measures and emergency procedures
  • Cooperate and coordinate between employers/occupiers sharing the same work place

Under the regulations the employees must:

  • Use equipment and substances in accordance with any training and instruction given
  • Report any situation representing a serious and immediate danger
  • Report any foreseeable shortcomings in the health and safety arrangement’s
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