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P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business.
P2Describe the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Tesco.
P3Explain the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Tesco.
P4 Plan a risk assessment for a selected administrative work environment
Employees are one of the most important production factors for a business organization. The job satisfaction of the employees depends on the various motivational and physical environment factors. The health and safety of the employees are one of them. Every organization ensures a better working environment in which employees are working freely and free from all accidents, and physical sickness. In this paper; the overall discussion on the health and safety of the employees is mentioned on the basis of a company.
The company name is Morrison. The first part of the paper contains the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business. Secondly; it contains the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Morrison. Thirdly; it contains the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Morrison. In the last step, this paper contains a plan of a risk assessment for Morrison’s administrative work environment.
P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business
Recently I have recruited as a trainer of Health and Safety at Morrison. Now; the manager arranges a meeting at which my role is to discuss the legal requirement and regulations for ensuring the health and safety of the employees (Baker & Green, 2015). Morrison is a well-established company that maintains the legal requirement and regulations for ensuring the health and safety of the employees. Recently; some additional legal requirements and regulations are attached to the Company law.
In this competition age; legal requirements and regulations are very much important to ensure the rights of the employees and ensure the health and safety of the employees in the workplace. The key responsibilities are maintained and controlled by the employers to ensure the rights of the employees and ensure the health and safety of the employees in the workplace. The employers must know about the legal requirement and regulations are attached to the Company law for ensuring the health and safety of the employees in the workplace.
In an organization; there are various departments that perform several responsibilities to ensure the rights of the employees and ensure the health and safety of the employees in the workplace. There are several legal regulations are concerned with the health and safety of the employees. Some of the regulations are mentioned below:
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1974
The management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 lays down wide-ranging duties on employers. Employers must protect the ‘health, safety and welfare’ at work of all their employees, as well as others on their premises, including temps, casual workers, the self-employed, clients, visitors, and the general public. However, these duties are qualified with the words ‘so far as is reasonably practicable. This means that employers can argue that the costs of a particular safety measure are not justified by the reduction in risk that the measure would produce. But it does not mean they can avoid their responsibilities simply by claiming that they cannot afford improvements.
Morrison makes sure they get special technicians to handle the chemicals to ensure they are providing safety for themselves. The operational staff of Morrison must complete and review risk assessments at given times and make appropriate modifications even if they are small changes because this is significant to health and safety in business because even the smallest change can cause a problem and a risk to the staff. The risk assessment should include a few essential things in it such as; hazards being identified, workers been identified, the seriousness of the risk, recordings of the findings.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that as of 2011 defines the fundamental structure and authority for the encouragement, regulation, and enforcement of workplace health, safety, and welfare within the United Kingdom. The Act defines general duties on employers, employees, contractors, suppliers of goods and substances for use at work, persons in control of work premises, and those who manage and maintain them, and persons in general. The Act enables a broad regime of regulation by government ministers through Statutory Instrument which has, in the years since 1974, generated an extensive system of specific provisions for various industries, disciplines, and risks.
It established a system of public supervision through the creation of the Health and Safety Commission and Health and Safety Executive, since merged, and bestows extensive enforcement powers, ultimately backed by criminal sanctions extending to unlimited fines and imprisonment for up to two years. Therefore; Morrison should obey the regulations of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for the health and safety of themselves and other people in undertaking the work.
The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992
The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 is the United Kingdom Statutory Instrument that stipulates general requirements on accommodation standards for nearly all workplaces. Since 31 December 1995, all new and existing workplaces have had to comply with these regulations. Breach of the regulations by an employer, controller of work premises, or occupier of a factory is a crime, punishable on summary conviction or on indictment with an unlimited fine. The regulations apply to all workplaces save for ships, construction sites or mines, and quarries.
These regulations include the stability and solidity; electrical installations; emergency routes and exits; fire detection and fire fighting; and first aid rooms or equipment to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the employers and employees. The operational department at Morrison gets cleaned effectively and often to ensure they are following the act and ensuring hygiene is met. Therefore; Morrison should obey the regulations of The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 for the health and safety of themselves and other people in undertaking the work.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) is the law that requires employers and other people in charge of work premises, to report and keep records of work-related accidents that cause deaths, work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries, diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases; and certain ‘dangerous occurrences.
This leaflet identifies what is required from employers and provides updated information about RIDDOR. Morrison has an on-site medical room and the operational department of Morrison has prepared a report for injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences for removing the future accidents of the employees.