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Understanding Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The duties of employers and employees under the health and safety at work act 1974 and key elements for complying with the legislation in any food business.

You have a duty to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your employees and the general public, while on your premises.

The handbook gives an overview of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 detailing what you must do to ensure your business complies.  Additionally, other regulations are outlined with advice on determining how they may apply to your business.
These include:-

  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Gas, electricity and equipment
  • Control of Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

Be safe not sorry