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Although offices may not be viewed as high risk environments, it is still essential to maintain high standards of Health & Safety in the workplace. Our range of CPD Accredited & IOSH Approved courses were designed to help meet and maintain these standards.
Your Legal Office Responsibilities
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005
This legislation requires employers to train all employees on fire awareness. It is recommended that staff complete training each year, to ensure that they are fully equipped to act safely in case of an emergency and to show commitment to legislation.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations of 1992
All employers have the responsibility to provide risk assessments and provide adequate information and training for people using display equipment workstations. They must also provide employees with information about the health and safety rules relating to their workstations.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
This legislation states that manual handling includes lifting, pushing, pulling, lowering, carrying and moving anything by bodily force. Training should be informative and suitable for people, tasks and environment involved.
The General Data Protection Regulation derives from the EU Data Protection Directive. Breaches must now also be reported in 72-hours, and personal data has been redefined.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995
This legislation allows for business owners or homeowners to be fined or imprisoned when they do not dispose of rubbish properly and safely. Anyone who owns a business or house where they produce, dispose or handle waste have the responsibility to do so safely.
The Equality and Diversity Act 2010
Everyone has the right to fair and equal treatment, irrespective of any characteristics. The things that make people different should not be used to treat them differently. This is, under the Act, illegal.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
These two legislations are relevant to our Stress Awareness Course as they talk about the health and safety of staff and this includes minimising the risk of illness and injuries related to stress.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
This legislation states that employers have to provide the right facilities, equipment personnel and risk assessments. And (as stated before) the legal minimum is to provide a First Aid Appointed Person.