The Power Service - Newcastle

Workplace Legislation

With the continuing introduction of legislation and other stringent safety regulations over the last decade, The Power Service has increasingly specialised in protecting organisations large and small, smoothing the path to compliance and removing the risks that can lead to civil litigation or even prosecution. Business owners, Directors and their Senior Duty Holders are directly responsible for the “Duty of Care” in providing an environment that is safe for employees, customers and members of the public to walk through, buy from and work in.

There are four main areas of Law covering Health and Safety in the workplace:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts the duty of care upon the employer to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage Health and Safety under the Act

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for which it is provided”

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all (electrical) systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger”

For more information see the Government's Health and Safety website

In addition there are other Laws relevant to the workplace:

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
The Plugs and Sockets 1994 (Safety) Regulations 1994

The three Laws which concern electrical appliances in business premises - click here for Laws

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Consumer Protection Act 1987

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