Health and safety legislation

What we can do for your company

Together we can establish your current level of compliance and then plan, prepare and implement the necessary Systems, Procedures, Training and Audits to get you where you need to be.

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

HSWA 1974 is the ‘Mother’ document of UK Health & Safety Legislation and subsequent legislation and Regulations, once introduced form part of Health & Safety Law.

The large majority of prosecutions for breaches of H & S legislation are bought under the HSWA 1974 together with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, (MHSWR), and both carry their own penalties.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (as Amended)

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, as amended, (MHSWR), outline the principles of today’s modern Health & Safety management including the concept of ‘Risk Assessment.

The large majority of prosecutions for breaches of H & S legislation are bought under the HSW Act together with the MHSWR, and both carry their own penalties.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).

Do you use chemicals in your business? Do you have the correct information on their safe handling and what to do in case of an accident or spill?

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 2005

Directly places the onus on employers to ensure the safety for their employees and others affected by the business from fire.

Do you need a ‘Fire Certificate’?

Are you sure – How many floors are occupied in your business, and how many people work on the upper floors?

Electricity at Work Act 1989

You employed an electrical sub-contractor to install new wiring for a new machine, does this absolve you of responsibility if the wiring is faulty and someone gets hurt?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (as amended)

Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998,  As amended, (LOLER).

If you use cranes, hoists or lifts are they checked and maintained in accordance with the required schedules.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (as amended)

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, as amended, (PUWER)

Are your people using the right tools for the job, and are they trained in the correct use?

Working at Height Regulations 2005 (as amended)

Working at Height Regulations 2005, (WAH).

How high is ‘High’, can we use a ladder or is it banned under, ‘Health n Safety’?

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Have you conducted a noise survey to ensure your people are wearing the right type and level of hearing protection?

Safety Signs & Signal Regulations 1996

Safety Signs & Signal Regulations 1996.

Do you have the correct sign, in the correct place, in the right language?

Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015)

The Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015, places absolute duties on clients, designers and principal contractors, Make sure you know what you need to provide to those involved in the project and at what stage.

Statutory Instruments

Are the means in which European legislation is incorporated into UK Law, The EU will issue a Statutory Instrument, and this will be incorporated into the HSWA 1974 and all relevant regulations.

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 (as amended)

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, as amended, (PPE Regulations).

As long as they wear gloves and safety glasses they can do anything, or can they?


These are just 'some' of the regulations and legislation that may be applicable to YOUR business. Please call us if you have specific requirements which are not detailed above as it is highly likely we can assist you.

Patrick Haines is not just in it for the short haul, we are with you all the way on your journey to meet, or exceed, your "Health, Safety & Environmental" responsibilities today by preparing and implementing a Safe System of Work for your business.

In the longer term we offer continued support, advice, auditing and inspections to ensure continued compliance with future legislation. Or on a more established basis we can act as your, ’Competent Person’ as defined by the Health & Safety Executive.

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