NEW HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR WORKPLACES

The Health and Safety Executive have produced a new Code of Practice  dealing with workplaces. It is supplementary to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

With the abolition of the action for breach of statutory duty the guidance given in these Codes provide material as to the standards to which employers should be operating.

It can be downloaded from http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l24.htm

Related links

For a consideration of the importance of risk assessments see  https://accidentsatworkandlossofearningsclaims.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/risk-assessments-accidents-at-work-lawyers-need-to-get-practical-knowledge-your-guide-to-how-where/

For discussion of  guidance dealing with slips and trips (still the most common accidents in workplaces)  see https://accidentsatworkandlossofearningsclaims.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/slips-trips-health-and-safety-executive-guidance/

 

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