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The Management of H&S Regulations 1999

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 place an obligation on the employer to actively carry out a risk assessment of the work place and act accordingly. The assessment must be reviewed when necessary and recorded where there are 5 or more employees. It is intended to identify health and safety risks.

The regulations require an assessment of ALL working activities.

The regulations require that certain measures needs to be followed:

  • avoid risk where possible
  • assess risks that cannot be avoided
  • combat risks at source
  • adapt the working environment of the individual
  • use technology to reduce risk
  • implement risk prevention measures to form a coherent policy and approach
  • give priority to measure that protect the whole workforce rather than one person
  • ensure employees understand the control measures
  • encourage a positive health and safety culture
> The Management of H&S Regulations (External link)