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Document ID (ISN)22040
CIS number 74-2099
ISBN(s) 0-10-543774-3
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information Chapter 37, 1974. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom, 117p. Price: ú1.03. NATLEX reference: GBR-1974-L-15179.
Internet access http://www.healthandsafety.co.uk/haswa.htm [in English]
Abstract This act dated 31 July 1974 comes into force at various times: 1 Oct. 1974, establishment of the new Health and Safety Commission; 1 Jan. 1975, creation of the Health and Safety Executive; 1 Apr. 1975, enforcement of the new obligations applying to all people at work. The act, which largely follows the recommendations of the Robens Committee (CIS 73-1126), draws together and disentangles the existing legislation on occupational safety and health. It brings the various inspectorates under one authority, the new Health and Safety Commission, responsible to the Secretary of State for Employment. The act prescribes duties for employers and others in addition to those under the existing health and safety legislation, which will be progressively repealed and replaced by regulations under the act. The broad subdivisions of the act cover: employers' and employees' duties; the new statutory bodies; health and safety regulations and approved codes of practice; enforcement; obtaining and disclosure of information on industrial injuries; special provisions relating to agriculture; the Employment Medical Advisory Service; building regulations; amendment of the Radiological Protection Act 1970 and the Fire Precautions Act 1971, etc.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; occupational safety and health; national organization
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; fire protection; responsibilities of employers; responsibilities of employees; legislation; labour inspection; licensing of undertakings; enforcement; notification of occupational accidents; agriculture; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation