Act , sometimes referred to as HSW, HASAW or HASAWA, is an Act of Parliament that sets out the framework for managing workplace health and. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) lays down wide-ranging duties on employers. Employers must protect the ‘health, safety and welfare’ at work. “HASAWA – An Overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act” provides readers with an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work.
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Employers must protect the ‘health, safety and welfare’ at work of all their employeesas well as others on their premises, including temps, casual workersthe self-employedclients, visitors and the general public.
However, these duties are qualified with the words ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’. But it does not mean they can avoid their responsibilities simply by claiming that they cannot afford improvements. These set out detailed responsibilities for your employer in every aspect of workplace health and safety, from working safely with ahsawa, to stress and hazardous chemicals.
The Act contains powers for the HSE to haxawa these employer duties and penalties for non-compliance. Stay up to date with the TUC and get the latest news and get early access.
What is the Health and Safety at Work Act?
What is the Health and Safety at Work Act? This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation.
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