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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 10 December 2019 at 10:53)
Section 8 of the Act contains a general requirement for employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. That requirement extends to:
ensuring that any premises controlled by the employer where the employees work (and the means of access to or exit from the premises) are safe and without risks to health, and
ensuring that any plant or substance provided for use by the employees at work is safe and without risks to health when properly used, and
ensuring that systems of work and the working environment of the employees are safe and without risks to health, and
providing such information, instruction, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure the employees’ health and safety at work, and
providing adequate facilities for the welfare of the employees at work.
Section 8 also requires an employer to ensure that people (other than the employees of the employer) are not exposed to risks to their health or safety arising from the conduct of the employer’s undertaking while they are at the employer’s place of work.
Chapter 2 of this Regulation also contains general obligations of employers to control risks. This Part sets out particular risk control measures to be undertaken by employers., for the purposes of this Part, includes self-employed persons (see clause 3).
Section 9 of the Act contains a general requirement for a self-employed person to ensure that people (other than employees of the person) are not exposed to risks to their health or safety arising from the conduct of the person’s undertaking while they are at the person’s place of work.