Health and Safety at Work
Essential Health and Safety Law ________________________________ Led by Andrea Chute __________________________________ 20 January 2005 © JSB Training and Development
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Essential Health and Safety Law Trainer – Andrea Chute Andrea Chute LLM Barrister is a JSB Trainer/Consultant and practising barrister specialising in employment law. Before becoming a lawyer, Andrea had a business background in publishing, marketing and sales. She is Visiting Lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Westminster and has particular experience of designing and conducting employment law courses for major organisations, including several large trade unions and the TUC itself. Key areas of expertise: • Employment law – all aspects • Employment tribunals • Advocacy skills • Commercial contract law • Health and safety at work
Essential Health and Safety Law 1-day programme 09 00 Registration and coffee/tea 09 30 Health and Safety Law Outline ???? Responsibility for health and safety ???? Criminal and civil liability ???? Corporate manslaughter – proposals ???? EU directives and UK legislation Civil Liability ???? Operating safe systems of work ???? Failure to take reasonable care ???? Claims for personal injury, including stress ???? Workplace stress Health and Safety at Work Act ???? Employer’s, employee’s and manager’s duties ???? Contractors, sub-contractors and visitors Enforcement of Health and Safety ???? Enforcement notices, prosecutions and penalties ???? Prosecutions and penalties ???? Reasonably practicable’ ???? Corporate and director liability Health and Safety and Employee Relations ???? Health and safety committees ???? Victimisation of ‘whistleblowers’ European Safety Law ???? EU Directives in UK ???? Display screen equipment and manual handling ???? The concept of risk assessments ???? Monitoring safety performance 16 30 End of Session Tea and coffee will be served on arrival, at 10 45 and at 15 00. Lunch will be between 12 30 and 13 45. Please note that timings are approximate and may vary.
Essential Health and Safety Law Contents Section one: slides 1 Section two: narrative 1. Introduction 30 2. Health and safety law outline 32 3. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 36 4. Civil liability 48 5. European safety law 55 6. Enforcing the law 62 7. Health and safety and employee relations 68 8. Achieving employee compliance 75 9. Health and safety management 77 10. Concepts of risk assessment 78 11. Occupational stress 81