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๐Ÿš‘ Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

This act protects staff at work

Primary piece of legislation covering occupational health ad safety in the UK.

It sets out general duties which...#

- Employers have towards employees and members of the public
- Employees have to themselves and each other
- Certain self employed have towards themselves and others

Enabling act#

The enabling act is a piece of legislation which a body grants the power to take certain actions.
An enabling act allows further laws (regulations) to be made without the need to pass another act.
Some regulations apply across all industries. (e.g. manual handling)


- Manual handling operations regulations
- Work at height regulations
- Health and safety (display screen equipment DSE) regulations
- Management of heath and safety at work regulations
- Provision and use of work equipment regulations