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General workplace regulations

The Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 apply to all workplaces.

They cover:

  • Facilities required for the safety and health of employees;
  • Precautions to be taken with some particular hazards;
  • Notification of hazardous construction and forestry work;
  • Certificates of competence for some kinds of work;
  • Young people in places of work; and
  • Agricultural workers’ accommodation.

Link to the regulations the guidelines and notifiable work under the regulations.

The Factories and Commercial Premises (First Aid) Regulations 1985 describe minimum requirements for first aid training and facilities in places of work.

Link to the regulations and guidance note.

The HSE (Prescribed Matters) Regulations 2003 contain forms for the administration of the HSE Act.