Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Reg 11 - Co…
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Reg 3 - risk assessment
Employers (and the self employed) must assess the risk to the health and safety of their employees and to anyone else who may be affected by their work activity. Employers with 5 or more employees must record the significant findings in writing.
Reg 4 - Principles of prevention applied
Employers must implement preventive and protective measures on the basis of the general principles of prevention specified in Schedule 1 to the regulations.
Reg 5 - Health and safety arrangements
Appropriate arrangements must be made for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of preventive and protective measures (i.e. a health and safety management system). Employers with five or more employees must have their arrangements in writing.
Reg 6 - Health surveillance
Consideration must be given to carry out health surveillance of employees where there is a disease or adverse health condition identified in risk assessments
Reg 7 - Health and safety assistance
The employer must appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in complying with legal obligations. The competent person(s) must be given the necessary time and resources to fulfil their functions.
Reg 8 - Procedures for serious and imminent danger and for danger areas
Employers must establish emergency procedures and appoint competent persons to ensure compliance wirth the arrangements. access to areas of risk should be limited to those with adequate health and safety knowledge and instruction.
Reg 9 - Contacts with external services
Employers must ensure that, where necessary, contacts are made with external services, e.g. rescue work.
Reg 10 - Information for employees
Employees must be provided with relevant information and instruction about hazards and control measures
Reg 11 - Co-operation and co-ordination
Employers work together in a common workplace must co-operate to discharge their duties.
Reg 12 - Persons working in host employers' or self-employed persons' undertakings
Extends the requirements of regulation 11 to include employees working as sole occupiers of a workplace under the control of another employer, e.g. those working under a service of contract.
Reg 13 - Capabilities and training
Employers must take into account the capabilities of employees before entrusting tasks. Employers must provide adequate health and safety training.
Reg 14 - Employees' duties
Employees must use machinery, equipment, substance, transport means of production and safety devices in accordance with the instructions and training that they have received. They must also inform their employer of any situation representing a serious and immediate danger
Reg 15 - Temporary workers
Consideration must be given to the special needs to temporary workers. The employer must provide health and safety information on qualifications required to perform the task safely and requirements for health surveillance
Reg 16 - Risk assessment in respect of new or expectant mothers
Where the work is of a kind which would involve risk to the mother or baby , then the risk assessment required by regulation 3 should take this into account. If the risk cannot be avoided, the employer should take reasonable steps to adjust the hours worked; or give paid leave.
Reg 17 - Certificate from medical practitioner in respect of new or expectant mothers
Where the woman is a night shift worker and has a medical certificate identifying night shift work as a risk then the employer must put her on day shift or give paid leave for as long as necessary
Reg 18 - Notification by new or expectant mothers
The employer need take no action until notified in writing by the woman that she is pregnant, has given birth in the last 6 months, or is breastfeeding.
Reg 19 - Protection of young persons
Employers of young persons shall ensure that they are not exposed to risk as a consequence of their lack of experience, lack of awareness or lack of maturity. No employer shall employ young people for work which is beyond their physical or psychological capacity; involves exposure to toxic or carcinogenic agents; involves harmful exposure to radiation; involves a risk to health from extremes of temperature, noise or vibration; or involves risks which could not be reasonably foreseen by young persons.