A breach of health and safety is
an criminal offence, this can result in the company or the C.E.O being
prosecuted by the H.S.E, if found guilty being imprisoned or fined. Each breach
can result in a fine up to £20,000, deliberately breaking the law or neglecting
your legal duties that result in the employee’s lives being endangered can lead
to unlimited fines or/and imprisonment.
for a breach to health and safety occur when an employee is put at risk of
injury, an illness or death occurs and when steps are not taken to avoid a
risky situation from occurring. Examples of breaches to health and safety law
would include, working at heights when there is a risk of falling and is not
controlled. Also allowing unlicensed operators to use specified machinery or
to a breach of health and safety
(This provides evidence for M1)
implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability.
4. Project Supervisors- Completes construction projects by
planning, organizing, and controlling projects.
3.Health and safety manager-
The role of the Safety Manager would be
to advise the Directors and Managers on all safety and health matters, this
would be to ensure the Company complies with its obligations.
2. Managing Director- is responsible for the performance of
1. Chief Executive
responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the
Company’s long and short-term plans.
of BRAND mechanical engineering limited:
Task 2 (This provides evidence for P2)
Sources of Information:
of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999- requires the employer to take and
assessment of the risks to health of safety of their employees, this would
prevent injuries like electric shocks fires and explosions.
Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994- this requires equipment to be safe and to meet the
requirements of certain essentials.
and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998- PUWER requires that equipment
provided for use at work is suitable for use, safe for use, and used only by
people who have received adequate information, if not some equipment may become
harmful to employees.
2. The supply
of machinery (safety) regulations 2008- this regulation is concerned with the supply of safe
products coming in from other countries, electricals that have not
been PAT tested could cause harm to employees.
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989- the aim of this regulation is to prevent death or
serious injury to someone from electrical causes, electrical shocks are the
danger most associated with electrical engineering.
on health and safety for- Sm Control Engineering Ltd (Control engineering)
Control of Hazardous to Health Regulation 2002- an employer has the duty to protect
its workers from exposure. This means they must assess the risks
associated with the use of chemicals and other agents, and must take necessary
steps to prevent exposure to risks.
4. The Health
and Safety (FIRST AID) REGULATIONS 1981- This legislation requires employers
to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, to ensure that their employees receive
immediate attention if they are injured at a workplace.
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992- Wearing the correct equipment is
extremely important as it will protect the user against health or safety risks
at work. An example would be falling objects, PPE would protect the employer as
they should be wearing a safety helmet.
of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1992- Require the employer to undertake
an assessment of the risks to health and safety of their employees and others
who might be affected by their work activity.
1. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974- If workers believe that their
employers are exposing them to risks, for example breathing unsafe air, they
have the right to make a complaint to the HSE.
on health and safety for- BRAND mechanical
engineering limited (Mechanical Engineering)
(This provides evidence for P1)
engineering company- heeco.co.uk (Electrical
engineering company- Sm Control
Engineering Ltd (Control engineering)
Health and Safety Legislation and