Health and Safety Regulations for the Workplace

Health & Safety

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of its employees.

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Fire Safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to implement a risk based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises. It requires the responsible person (usually the employer, owner or occupier) to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and to maintain a fire management plan. This will identify a requirement for a level of fire safety training to all staff. Mark Nicholls, Environmental Health Officer MCIEH MRIPH

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Food Safety

Information from the FSA states: 'Food handlers must receive appropriate supervision, and be instructed and/or trained in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food safely. The operator of the food business is responsible for ensuring this happens.'

Food Safety Level 2 is generally seen as the starting point from which to build on, and the more training people have the better for everyone: staff, customers and employers.

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