As an employer or self employed person you have a duty to:

  • provide and maintain plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health
  • have arrangements in place to ensure that the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances are safe and without risk
  • provide employees with information, instruction, training and supervision to enable them to carry out their jobs safely
  • ensure that any workplace under your control is safe and healthy and that proper means of access and egress are maintained, particularly in respect of high standards of cleanliness, housekeeping, disposal of rubbish and the stacking of goods in the proper place
  • keep the workplace environment safe and healthy so that the atmosphere is such as not to give rise to poisoning, gassing or the encouragement of the development of diseases.  Welfare facilities must also be adequate
  • carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of your employees and other persons not in your employment who may be affected by the way you run your business