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Topical Points Answer
Every employer has a legal obligation to ensure that, so far as is reasonably
practical, he protects the health and safety of his employees. Failure to do so
could result in a civil case or criminal prosecution.
You should take account of the following main
- You must assess the risks to your employees at work.
- You must also assess the risks to persons not employed by you but
who are affected by your actions and conduct.
- The 1992 regulations affect workplace accidents, ventilation,
temperature, lighting, cleaning and workspace dimensions and conditions.
- Floors and routes should be in good condition, have no holes,
slopes or be uneven or slippery. They should be free from obstruction.
- Employers should avoid the need for their employees to undertake
any manual handling operations where there is a risk of injury. If this is
unavoidable, a risk assessment must be carried out.