Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

What you must do - Law 4

Accidents - all workers

  • All injuries, diseases and ‘near misses’ should be recorded in a central record. These need to be regularly investigated and action to taken to reduce/eliminate the risk.
  • Accidents must also be reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. Incidents must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive. The types of incidents that must be reported include:
  • Deaths;
  • Major injuries;
  • Over-3-day injuries – where an employee or self-employed person is away from work or unable to perform their normal work duties for more than 3 consecutive days;
  • Injuries to members of the public or people not at work where they are taken from the scene of an accident to hospital;
  • Some work-related diseases;
  • Dangerous occurrences – where something happens that does not result in an injury, but could have done.

First Aid - all workers

  • The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
  • These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.
The minimum first-aid provision on any work site is:
  • A suitably stocked first-aid box

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  • An appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements.
  • First-aid provision needs to be available at all times people are at work. The number of first aiders trained depends on your site.
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