Here is a summary of some of the principal legislation that Prima abide by.
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974 - Link
Follow this general frame work by providing safe systems of work and equipment to ensure the safety of employees, contractors, visitors and the public.
THE MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999 SI 3242 - Link
Assesses all your processes and tasks and then ensure you provide best practices and training as necessary to minimise risk to employees.
THE PROVISION AND USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 SI 2306 - Link
Sets the basic minimum requirements for all equipment used at work. Risk assessments carried out on site will determine the suitability of existing equipment.
THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AT WORK REGULATIONS 1992 SI 2966 - Link
Provide and maintain suitable personal protective equipment.
MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS REGULATIONS 1992 SI 2793 - Link
Adopt manual handling practices to minimise injury risk.
THE CONFINED SPACE REGULATIONS 1997 SI 1713 - Link
Assess risk of asphyxiation, explosion, fire, toxic substances etc in any space. Provide safe work systems and rescue plans.
THE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH REGULATIONS 2002 SI 2677 AMENDED 2003 SI 978 - Link
Assess the health risks from substances used at work and any process by products.
To start your assessment, reference data sheets provided by the substance supplier in compliance with the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP Regulations). Process by products will need to be assessed using published data such as the current version for the HSE Publication EH40/00.
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY (SAFETY SIGNS AND SIGNALS) REGULATIONS1996 SI 341 - Link
Provide appropriate safety signs around potentially hazardous areas, for example gas cylinder storage compounds.
THE NOISE AT WORK REGULATIONS 1989 SI 1790 - Link
Protect all workers from excess noise, by identifying risks ad rescuing them to the lowest reasonably practicable level.
THE PRESSURE SYSTEMS SAFETY REGULATIONS 2000 SI 128 - Link
Requires a competent person to devise a written scheme of examination for each pressure system on site and for the system to be inspected and maintained in accordance with the appropriate requirements.