What are your Legal Obligations - with respect to gases

In general your duties, as an employer, include:

  • assessing the risks to health and safety on site
  • making arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as being necessary by the assessment
  • recording the significant findings of the risk assessment (if you have over five employees) and the arrangements for health and safety measures
  • setting up emergency procedures
  • making sure that work equipment (such as a gas regulator) is suitable for it's intended use, so far as health and safety is concerned, and that it is properly maintained and used
  • preventing or adequately controlling exposure to substances which may damage health
  • taking precautions against danger from flammable or explosive hazards
  • avoiding hazardous manual handling operations, and where they cannot be avoided, reducing the risk of injury
  • providing free protective clothing or equipment where risks are not adequately controlled by other means
  • Health and Safety Training

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that each year over 1 million people are injured and 200 people are killed in accidents at work. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work.

Providing Health and Safety Training will help you to:

  • ensure that your employees are not injured or made ill by the work they do develop a positive health and safety culture
  • meet your legal and ethical duties to protect the health and safety of your employees

The law (Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 etc) requires you to provide whatever training, instruction and information is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your employees.

What regulations apply - with respect to gases?

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