People with responsibility for Health & Safety face a bewildering range of areas with which they need to demonstrate compliance, no matter with which sector of industry or commerce your company is involved. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 lays a number of duties upon the responsible person, or duty holder of any company employing 5 or more persons. Smaller companies and individuals are not exempt from Health & Safety requirements, but are excused some of the record keeping requirements…confused yet?
Who is the duty holder? Who are responsible or competent people? What level of detail do we have to manage?
The following list of Acts or Regulations apply to almost every commercial activity in the UK: