Health and Safety at Work Act

(redirected from Health and Safety at Work Act 1974)

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Brennan, of Lorimer Way, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 established the Health and Safety Executive and Commission, including a voice for trade unions.
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.
That is a huge reduction from when the HSE was set up in January 1975 to enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the law which underpins all health and safety legislation.
Rees, of York Road, Deganwy, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. He was fined PS8,000 and ordered to pay PS7,400 costs.
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.
Tyne Slipway and Engineering Co Ltd was fined PS75,000 and ordered to pay PS47,936.57 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
A CPS spokesman said: "We are now considering whether to mount any prosecutions for offences under 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.
Full browser ?