Health and safety

Employers have a responsibility to make sure that workplaces are safe and that care is taken over the health of their employees while at work. This section provides an outline of those duties.

What steps must an employer take to ensure that they comply with the law on health and safety and that they minimise the risk of employees falling ill or getting injured while at work?
A business holds responsibility for the health and safety of its employees and any members of the public with whom it comes into contact.
The Health and Safety (Offences) Act introduced more stringent penalties for firms that break the law on health and safety.