Health and Safety at Work Act

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Health and Safety at Work Act

Legislation in the United Kingdom, passed in 1974, that established duties for employers, employees and others to create a safe work environment. The Act contains a number of provisions and obligations. For example, employers are required to provide information and instruction to promote safety, and employees are required to cooperate with employers on these matters.
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Beckett's Foods pleaded guilty to breaching sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and was fined PS366,666 and ordered to pay costs of PS10,978.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 law applies to you if your work activity is specifically mentioned in the regulations above or if your work activity poses a risk to the health and safety of other.
Rees, of York Road, Deganwy, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) appeared at Liverpool Crown Court, charged with failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
57 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
But the CPS decided last year not to bring manslaughter charges and said it was still considering action under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, with the HSE offering technical support.
It was also to pay PS42,471 costs after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Allan Turnbull, 60, of Boundary Farm, Inkerman, Tow Law, County Durham, has been summoned for alleged gross negligence, manslaughter and contravening the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The London Borough of Camden initially pleaded not guilty last year to failing to discharge a health and safety duty contrary to two sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, but changed its plea in October.
The Health and Safety Executive is bringing the prosecution at Leeds Crown Court against North Yorkshire County Council, which runs the Bewerley Park Centre, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Peter Eaton, a director of the company, was charged with gross negligence manslaughter and with an offence contrary to Section 37, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Makro pleaded guilty at Knowsley magistrates' court to two offences, one contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and one contrary to the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare Regulations) 1992.
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