Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (as amended)

Applies to EnglandApplies to WalesApplies to Scotland

Title: Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (as amended)

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Regulations

Date: 1999 (amended 2003)

Reference: SI 1999/3242 [Full text] (2003/2457 [Full text])

General Description:

These Regulations require an employer to implement preventive and protective measures on the basis of general principles of prevention set out in EU legislation. There is also a new regulation requiring that a competent person in the employer's employment shall be appointed for the purpose of assisting him in undertaking the measures he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon him by or under statutory provisions (not one who is not in his employment as in previous legislation). Employers must also arrange any necessary contacts with external services, especially as regards first-aid, emergency medical care and rescue work, that might be needed.

In the event of failure to comply with these Regulations, it is not an adequate defence that it was caused by his employee or by any other person appointed by the employer.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Health and Safety

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