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Amendment To Management Of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999

24 November 2003
The facts

Insurers will note that The Management of Health & Safety at Work and Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 number 2457) have amended, significantly, The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The amendment provides that an employer with henceforth civilly be liable for breach of statutory duty imposed by those Regulations although he will not be liable in respect of a breach as against a person not in his employment. This is a significant development as the 1999 Regulations include amongst other requirements a duty to carry out risk assessment, to provide training, to provide specific protection for younger employees and expectant mothers, to appoint a Health & Safety Representative, and to provide a procedure for danger areas and the procedures in the event of “serious imminent danger”.

The Regulations come into force as at 27th October 2003.

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