Summarise the laws and code of practice affecting
Work in schools
Health and Safety at Work Act, etc. act 1974 (HSWA) - Establishes the frame- work for ensuring the safety of all employees at work this act also cover the health and safety of all other person who may be affected by Work activities e.g. pupils, students, visitors, parent and contractors. In section two of this legislation a duty is place on the employer to ensure the health and safety and welfare of all employees in practicable situations. Employers are responsible to consult with the trade union representative on matters relating to health and safety in the work place
Management of Health and ...view middle of the document...
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Employers are require to minimize the health risks that can accord when there is any lifting, carrying, holding, pushing , loading , pushing , lowering, pulling or restraining an object, person or animal. Employers must provide information, instruction and training should be provided to employees and carry out risk assessments in relation to work tasks.
The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006 – This regulation stipulate that employers , owners and people in control of a building is responsible for making sure there is no risks from asbestos fibres when building renovations is in process. There are steps that need to be put into place to manage this requirement e g investigating if there is asbestos present in the building and to what extent. Carry out risks assessment on materials found to contain asbestos. Prepare and implement plans how the risks from this material are going to be managed. Review and monitor these plans. Inform all persons including staff liable to work anywhere near asbestos material.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 – This regulation allow employer to access employees who use (DSE) display screen equipment as an habitual part of their work, assess work station making sure they meet minimum standards. Making sure staff is aware of the potential hazards when using DSE equipment. Offer free eye sight tests and review assessment.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – employers are responsible for assessing all foreseeable risks to working with electricity. Employers are responsible for implementing a good system of working with well-maintained equipment. All installation and repairs should be carried out by qualified electrician. Minor repairs can be carried out by suitable trained staff.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 - The regulation for (RIDDOR) clearly state...