Employer responsibilities

General duty of employers is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees.


This duty would include:

Providing and maintaining safe equipment, machinery and systems of work.

Ensuring the safe use, handling, storage or transportation of articles or substances used at work or in connection with work by their employees.

Providing any information, instruction, training and supervision which is necessary to ensure that employees can carry out their work safely.

Ensuring that places of work under the employer’s control are free from danger, with safe means of entrance and exit.

Making sure the working environment is safe, without risks to health and providing adequate facilities and arrangements for welfare at work.