|Health and Safety|
|Health and Safety Policy|
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1.1 Most businesses are no longer required to register with the appropriate authority.
1.2 You are responsible for the health and safety of everyone affected by your business.
1.3 You must carry out a suitable risk assessment.
1.4 You must make suitable arrangements for employee welfare (see 6).
1.5 You must have employers’ liability insurance, unless all your employees, without exception, are your close relatives.
Your health and safety and fire arrangements must take into account any particular difficulties faced by people with disabilities (employees or visitors).
Special regulations cover the employment of young people (below 18 years of age).
Extra precautions need to be taken to avoid exposing pregnant women and new mothers to situations which could harm either the woman or child.
If your business provides food (either to employees or to the public), you will need to register with the Environmental Health Department.
Businesses with particular dangers face extra regulation, eg the construction industry as well as businesses involved with chemical processing, mining, explosives and petroleum products.