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The primary law on health and safety in the workplace sets out the requirements of employers and their general duties to protect health, safety and employee welfare in the workplace.
LOLER covers people and companies who own, or have control over, lifting equipment. It states all lifting must be properly planned and appropriately supervised by a competent person. It also requires all equipment to be suitably marked and thoroughly examined by a ‘competent person’.
PSSR covers the safe design and use of pressure systems. It places responsibility on duty holders including users, owners, competent persons, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of pressure systems.
PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is suitable and safe for their intended purpose and maintained in a safe condition. They must be regularly inspected, used only by those with adequate information, instruction or training and protected by approved devices/controls.
Many businesses use substances, or a mixture of substances, that can be dangerous. COSHH covers the safe handling of these substances and the rules on exhaust ventilation to limit exposure.
All new machinery covered by these regulations has to be designed and constructed to meet common minimum European safety requirements. This is certified by a CE mark on the equipment and a Declaration of Conformity issued by the manufacturer, or other Responsible Person.
EAWR requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition to prevent danger.
The MHSWR places duties on employers to undertake an assessment of the risks to their employees (and others) who may be affected by their work using the General Principles of Prevention. They were introduced to reinforce the HASAWA.
An extension of the HASAWA covering the responsibilities of employers, owners, landlords or managing agents of business premises on issues of ventilation, temperature, lighting, cleanliness, room dimensions, workstations & seating and floor conditions etc.