Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

  • repealed
  • Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992: repealed, on 4 April 2016, by section 231(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Part 2 Duties relating to health and safety in employment

General duties of employers

6 Employers to ensure safety of employees

Every employer shall take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of employees while at work; and in particular shall take all practicable steps to—

(a)

provide and maintain for employees a safe working environment; and

(b)

provide and maintain for employees while they are at work facilities for their safety and health; and

(c)

ensure that plant used by any employee at work is so arranged, designed, made, and maintained that it is safe for the employee to use; and

(d)

ensure that while at work employees are not exposed to hazards arising out of the arrangement, disposal, manipulation, organisation, processing, storage, transport, working, or use of things—

(i)

in their place of work; or

(ii)

near their place of work and under the employer’s control; and

(e)

develop procedures for dealing with emergencies that may arise while employees are at work.