LRD Booklets January 2001

Health and safety law 2001

Introduction (295 words)

There have been a number of developments in health and safety law since the last edition of this booklet was published in January 1999. ...

1: The Health and Safety at Work etc Act and the structure of health and safety law (2264 words)

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA), which came into force in 1975, aimed to ensure that virtually all workers in ...

2. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1733 words)

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Management Regulations) are important because they clarify how employers must comply with their duties ...

3: The law covering safety reps and safety committees (2070 words)

The Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (SRSCR) give recognised trade unions the legal right to appoint workplace safety reps. They set out ...

4: The law covering the workplace and the working environment (2284 words)

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Workplace Regulations) lay down minimum standards for the workplace, the working environment and welfare facilities. Standards ...

5: The law on hazardous substances (2587 words)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1999 are the main piece of legislation covering the control of risks from hazardous substances, ...

6: The law on equipment at work (1446 words)

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (DSE Regulations) lay down the minimum safety and health requirements for work with visual display ...

7: The law on physical hazards at work (2119 words)

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 apply wherever manual handling operations are carried out - that is physical lifting, carrying or moving any load. ...

8: The law covering hours of work (1734 words)

The majority of workers are now legally entitled to a maximum working week, paid holidays, breaks and rest periods. This is a result of ...

9: The law on accidents and injuries at work (1203 words)

When accidents happen at work, the law requires the more serious ones to be reported and recorded. Safety reps also have important legal rights ...

Further help and information (425 words)

* Bradford Occupational Health Project - 23 Harrogate Road, Bradford BD2 3DY. Tel: 01274-626191. ...