Think legal: The law – it’s so difficult to get your head round it – all that legal speak.

Health and Safety Law

Health and Safety Law


Not so. Health and safety law is quite straightforward. We’ll tell you here in plain English about 10 key requirements you have to follow. Add the requirements of what is known as the Six-Pack and you’ve more or less cracked it. You’ll be able to apply the key legal requirements to your own work area.

The previous section stressed the importance of compliance with the law as a key element in adopting good health and safety practice. Now you’ll look at some of the key laws that apply and the requirements they contain.

The law should not be a strait-jacket for managers. Adopting a responsible, proactive policy based on knowledge of requirements, implementing common sense solutions, and monitoring effectiveness is what managers are about. That’s what’s needed here too.