Any natural or legal person who has an employment relationship with the worker and has responsibility for the undertaking and/or establishment. General duties of employers
It shall be duty of every employer 1) to make a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
2) to appoint one or more competent persons to assist with health and safety responsabilities;
3) to set up an effective health and safety management system to implement their health and safety policy, which is proportionate to the hazards and risks;
4) to provide appropriate first-aid
facilities and emergency arrangements.
5) Where the employer employs five or more employees
he shall a) record the significant findings of the assessment
and any group of his employees identified by it as being especially at risk
; b) to draw up a health and safety policy statement. General duties of employers to their employees
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure 1) so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees;
2) that the provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health;
3) arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances
4) the provision of such information
, instruction, training
and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees; General duties of employers to employees
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure 1) so far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the employer's control, the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks;
6) the provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
7) Except in such cases as may be prescribed, it shall be the duty of every employer to prepare and as often as may be appropriate revise a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety at work of his employees and the organisation and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy, and to bring the statement and any revision of it to the notice of all of his employees.
8) It shall be the duty of every employer to consult any safety representatives
with a view to the making and maintenance of arrangements which will enable him and his employees to cooperate effectively in promoting and developing measures to ensure the health and safety at work of the employees, and in checking the effectiveness of such measures.
9) In such cases as may be prescribed it shall be the duty of every employer, if requested to do so by the safety representatives, to establish a safety committee
having the function of keeping under review the measures taken to ensure the health and safety at work of his employees and such other functions as may be prescribed. General duties of employers to persons other than their employees.
1) It shall be the duty of every employer to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his employment who may be affected thereby are not thereby exposed to risks to their health or safety.
2) In such cases as may be prescribed, it shall be the duty of every employer in the prescribed circumstances and in the prescribed manner, to give to persons (not being his employees) who may be affected by the way in which he conducts his undertaking the prescribed information about such aspects of the way in which he conducts his undertaking as might affect their health or safety.