LRD Booklets July 2005

Health and safety law 2005

Introduction (683 words)

There have been significant advances in health and safety law, in particular concerning vibration, work at height, working time, hazardous substances and safety information. ...

1. The structure of health and safety law (4552 words)

* Draft corporate manslaughter bill published ...

2. The management of health and safety at work (2481 words)

* Consultation on new regulations on civil liability ...

3. Safety reps and safety committees (3815 words)

* HSC reopened discussion about extending safety reps' rights ...

4. The workplace and the working environment (3340 words)

* Government plans to outlaw smoking in most workplaces by 2008 ...

5. Hazardous substances (5967 words)

* New regulations on the manufacture and storage of explosives and on the export and import of dangerous chemicals ...

6. Equipment at work (3210 words)

* New regulations on Work at Height ...

7. Physical hazards at work (4373 words)

* New regulations on vibration came into force ...

8. Hours of work (4118 words)

* The Working Time Regulations were extended to mobile workers in the road transport sector ...

9. Reporting of accidents, injuries and ill health (2591 words)

* New guidance on the information employers can hold on workers' health ...

10. Stress, bullying and violence (2055 words)

* Final version of HSE's stress management standards published ...

Further information (417 words)

All regulations made since 1987 can be downloaded from the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website. The OPSI, part of the cabinet office, ...