Vol. 1, Issue 8 (Jun 00) Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The original “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992″ have been repealed. They have been replaced by the “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999″.

Regulation 3. Covers the risk assessment procedure – similar to the original standards.

Regulation 4. The is now “Principles of prevention to be applied” and include.

a). Avoiding the risk.
b). Evaluating the risk.
c). Combating the risk at source.
d). Adapting the work to the individual especially as regards the design of the workplace, the choice of work equipment and the choice of working and production methods with a view, in particular, to alleviating monotonous work and work at a predetermined work rate and to reducing their effect on health.
e). Adapting to technical progress.
f). Replacing the dangerous by the non dangerous or the less dangerous.
g). developing a coherent overall prevention policy which covers technology, organisation or work, working conditions, social relationships and the influence of factors relating to the work environment.
h). Giving collective protective measures priority over individual protective measures.
i). giving appropriate instructions to employers.

Regulation 5. Covers health and safety arrangements.

Regulation 6. Health and safety surveillance.

Regulation 7. Health and safety assistance.

Regulation 8. Procedures for serious and imminent dangers.

Regulation 9. Contact with external services. With regard to first aid and medical care.

Relation 10. Information for employees.

Regulation 11. Information for employees.

Regulation 12. Persons working in host employers or self employed persons undertaking.

Regulation 13. Capabilities and training.

Regulation 14. Employees duties.

Regulation 15. Temporary workers.

Regulation 16. Risk assessment in respects of new or expectant mothers.

Regulation 17. Certificate from registered practitioner in respect of new or expectant mother.

Regulation 18. Notification by new or expectant mothers.

Regulation 19. Protection of young persons.

It also “alters” other regulations, for instance changes under the “Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981″ & changes to the part of the “Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007″.

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