Essay on Health and Safety - Roles and Responsabilities

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Health, Safety



Unit 1 – Assignment 1

Michelle Stephens – March 2010

Table of Contents

Task 1a Roles and Responsibilities 3

Task 1b 3 Main types of Legislation 4

Task 2 Interaction between members of the building team 10

Appendix (i) References 11

Task 1

a) Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of the persons responsible for health, safety and welfare on a construction project.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Everyone be it in the workplace or on a construction site is responsible for health, safety and Welfare. The main
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They place duties on employers, the self-employed, and any person who controls the work of others (e.g. facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height) to the extent they control the work.
If you are an employee or working under someone else’s control, you must • Report any safety hazard to them • Use the equipment supplied (including safety devices) properly, following any training and instructions (unless you think that would be unsafe, in which case you should seek further instructions before continuing)
As an employer you must do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent anyone falling. The regulations set out a simple hierarchy for managing and selecting equipment for work at height.
The Regulations require dutyholders to ensure: • All work at height is properly planned and organised • All work at height takes account of weather conditions that could endanger health and safety • Those involved in work at height are trained and competent • The place where work at height is done is safe • Equipment for work at height is appropriately inspected • The risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled • The risks from falling objects are properly controlled

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
1995 (RIDDOR)
RIDDOR, places a legal duty on

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