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The Reasoning for Health and Safety

An outline of the moral, legal and economic justification for managing Health and Safety in the workplace 

Legal Basis of Health and Safety Management

This section sets out the legal basis for managing Health and Safety at work, highlighting key areas of legislation and the legal framework imposed to enforce Health and Safety Law

Duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) 

A concise look at the requirements of section 2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9 of the HSWA (1974), highlighting key areas points and linking it to further legislation


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Users must be aware that whilst an Act, Statutory Instrument (SI), Regulation or Guidance may still be in force, parts may have been superseded or completely withdrawn.

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