Last edited 23 Jul 2021

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992


[edit] Introduction

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 implement the European Commission Workplace Directive (89/654/EEC). They came into force in January 1993 and encompass a wide range of fundamental health, safety and welfare issues that are applicable to the majority of workplaces. The exceptions include construction sites, works in or on a ship, or below ground at a mine. They ensure that requirements are set in the workplace so there are no adverse effects on the health and safety of employees.

The duties under the regulations fall to employers and to any other individual who has control over a workplace. This could include for example, owners, landlords or managing agents of businesses.

[edit] Summary of the regulations

The regulations impose a duty on employers (and other applicable individuals) to ensure:

The Health and Safety Executive have produced the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance which helps employers to understand the regulations and requirements. A short summary guide is also available.

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