A Guide to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Price: £3.60
- Published: March 2016
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Regulations) place a duty on employers and the self-employed to manage the health and safety of employees and others affected by their work activities. The Regulations expand on previous health and safety legislation, primarily the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, by creating more explicit requirements, including the obligation to undertake risk assessments. In general, this involves identifying workplace risks and taking reasonable steps to eliminate or reduce them. The Regulations also set out requirements relating to the health and safety information and training that must be provided to employees.
The Regulations apply to employers in England, Wales and Scotland. In Northern Ireland, similar provisions are made under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000.
This factsheet explains what obligations the Regulations impose on employers, and how they are enforced.