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Health and Safety

What do Businesses Need to do?

The legal responsibility for managing risks created by your work activities rests with businesses. Businesses need to consider all aspects of their activities to see what can cause harm and how harm can be avoided - this is the basis behind the legal duty to carry out risk assessment.

Information on risk assessments can be found by clicking on the link below:

Risk management: Five steps to risk assessment

Take action now, before someone has an accident or becomes ill!
Where work practices or conditions fall short of what is regarded as satisfactory, every attempt will be made to resolve the situation by informal means, but if this is not possible, or if the danger posed gives rise to a risk of serious personal injury, then officers will resort to formal action. This could involve either the service of a legal notice, prosecution, or in situations where serious personal injury could arise, a prohibition notice requiring immediate action. 




Last Updated: 06/11/2009