s the employer you have overall responsibility for health and safety
(Box 1). You can delegate responsibility for day-to-day tasks to someone
lse, eg a manager or supervisor (Box 2). Make sure they keep you
informed about health and safety matters: they are still your overall
responsibility. You can delegate specific tasks to individuals in your
organisation, by workplace area or by topic (Box 3). Responsibilities should
be clearly set so that if there are any health and safety concerns, they can
be reported to the right person.
Employees also have legal responsibilities to take care of the health and
safety of themselves and others, and to co-operate with you to help you
comply with the law.
1 Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of
2 Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is
3 To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following
people have responsibility in the following areas
4 All employees have to:
■ co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
■ not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;
■ take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and
■ report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed in
this policy statement).
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