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The Legal Framework

Introduction The legal framework for health and safety revolves around enforcement, which has a wide meaning. The term enforcement applies to all dealings between the enforcing authorities. and those on whom the law implies duties. (i.e. employers, employees, contractors and … Read More

Guidance Notes

Introduction Unlike approved codes of practice, guidance notes are purely advisory and therefore have no legal significance. Issued by the health and safety executive, guidance notes are a series of further documents used to share practical experience. Seen as invaluable … Read More

External Agencies

Introduction In the UK, the enforcement authorities are the health and safety executive (HSE), the local authorities and the environment agency. Enforcement Authorities Enforcement of the UK health and safety regulations is dealt with under section 18 of the health … Read More

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