Employers Health and Safety Responsibilities

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 covers all business and as such requires that employers so far as is reasonably practicable:

  • Maintain safe premises and equipment. Ensure that ways of working are safe.
  • Provide suitable protective clothing free of charge.
  • Provide adequate health and safety training.

These duties extend to employees, contractors, volunteers, members of the public who may be affected by the work activity.

More information can be obtained from the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) website.

Further free health and safety help and advice can be obtained The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives http://www.healthyworkinglives.com/.

Dundee City Council

5 City Square,
Dundee, DD1 3BA

Email: health.safety@dundeecity.gov.uk

Tel: 01382 433710 Option 4