Useful Sites

Health and Safety Executive


Environment Agency – Waste

Environment Agency – Public Registers


Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of  Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

These apply to all workplaces and spell out how the employer should manage health and safety efficiently.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

These apply to equipment such as VDU’s and impose duties on the employer to reduce risks from the equipment and the way it is used.

The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

These impose duties on the employer to select appropriate protective equipment where there is no other way of controlling the risk and to make sure it is properly used and maintained.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

These lay down basic standards for a wide range of health, safety and welfare issues at work.

The Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998

These make the employer responsible for choosing the right equipment and making sure that it is used correctly and safely.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

These cover all lifting and carrying tasks and specify the factors the employer must consider when trying to reduce manual handling risks.