In our last post, we listed the 12 different duty sections of the Employer under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
We will now look more closely at the first duty section:
General Duties of Employers
- manage work activities
- prevent improper conduct and behaviour in the workplace
- design, provide and maintain a safe place of work that provides safe access and egress and uses plant and equipment that is safe to use.
- prevent risks to employees from use of any articles, substances, noise, vibration, radiation or any other physical agent
- plan, organise, maintain and revise systems of work
- inform, instruct, train and supervise employees
- provide and maintain suitable protective clothing and equipment
- prepare, revise emergency plans and measures to be taken when there is an emergency or a risk of serious or imminent danger
- report any notifiable accidents and diseas and dangerous occurances to the Health and Safety Authority
- obtain, where necessary, the services of a competent person for the purpose of ensuring the safety, health and welfare of their employees
If you need assistance in understanding and carrying out your duties as an employer, please contact us and we will be happy to support and guide you.