The employers have the main responsibility when in the workplace. They must make sure the health, safety and welfare of all their staff. Not only do employers have responsibilities but the employees do too. These duties include: taking care of themselves and others and to not put themselves and others in danger.
If you are a manager or a supervisor, you will have extra health and safety responsibilities as you are in charge. When in a position of management, for example, you need to make sure you have had a certain level of health and safety training, being able to make sure customers, yourself and employees are not vulnerable when in your company.
People with health and safety training have other regulations they can help with within a business. These include:
- Display Screen Equipment Regulations
The Health and Safety for Display Screen Equipment Regulations were put in place in 1992 with the aim to protect the health of people who work with technology. They were put into place as using laptops or computers, for example, has become one of the most commonly used work equipment, especially in an office.
This does not mean it is dangerous, though, just a few simple steps and precautions can make it a comfortable and healthy environment to work in.
- Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations
Working with equipment, especially heavy, moving equipment can be very dangerous. This rule was put in place so everything is made sure it is secure and stable. If anything is not stable and secure it is their job to tape off or mark the dangerous area so it is known by anyone and everyone walks past it. This is to prevent the risk of serious injury.
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
Put in place in 2002, it is their job to make sure they know the health risks of the substances, knowing how to keep it under control so it can not seriously harm someone and they need to know the risk chance of harm occurring. If the chemical or substance is dangerous when exposed, they need to know where to keep it and how to store it so it does not become exposed to anyone, some health risks include cancer, genetic damage and asthma.
- Noise at Work Regulations
Around seventeen thousand people in the world suffer from ringing in the ears, becoming deaf or other ear conditions due to noise within the workplace. Noise can be very dangerous and could have a massive effect on your hearing in the future. This rule being put into place in April 2006.
These are just a few of the extra regulation that health and safety trained professionals can take care of themselves.