Healthy Workplaces

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Applications) Regulations 2007 require every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Part 2, Chapter 1: ‘General Duties of Employers’

8.-(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the employer’s duty extends, in particular to the following:

(g) Providing the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees.

Part 3, ‘Protective and Preventive Measures’

19.-(1) Every employer shall identify the hazards in the place of work under his or her control, assess the risks presented by those hazards and be in possession of a written assessment (to be known and referred to in this Act as a ‘risk assessment’) of the risks to the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees.

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