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Health & Safety Responsibilities of Employees

While most health and safety responsibilities lie with the employer, employees have health and safety responsibilities too. The two main pieces of legislation that feature health and safety responsibilities for employees are: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Health and Safety

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Health and Safety and Criminal Law – An Overview

Health and Safety at Work Act The Health and Safety at Work Act is still the main health and safety legislation in the UK. It is an Act of Parliament (primary legislation) that prescribes general duties to all at work, regardless of the work activity or context. Failure to comply with a duty under the

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Sources and Types of Law Relating to Health and Safety

Sources of law The law is made in two different ways, i.e. there are two sources of law – common law or statute. Statute law takes priority over common law and may be enacted to address a perceived inequity in the common law. Common law often aids the interpretation of statute law as terms are

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