Essay on Health and Safety - Roles and Responsabilities
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
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 …show more content…
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
RIDDOR, places a legal duty on