All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.

Although Employee’s also have responsibilities.

Employers must:
  • ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees and provide suitable facilities for this
  • ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of others – this includes visitors, customers and contractors
  • carry out risk assessments
  • provide necessary training
  • appoint competent person/s
  • plan, organise, control, monitor and review preventive and protective health and safety measures
  • provide a safe environment and systems of work, ensuring the safe handling, storage and transport of articles and chemicals
Employees must:
  • take reasonable care of themselves and others, and cooperate with their employer
  • not recklessly interfere with or misuse anything that is used for health and safety provision