Policy and Legislation

Policy and Legislation

Safety Legislation has been formalised under the Health and Safty At Work Act (1974). Under this Act and many additional Regulations which augment it, there are responsibilities for both management and individual workers which are intended to minimise the risks at work.

The following links highlight the legislation which form the basis for safety guidelines and processes given in this handbook, and which govern all work-related processes within Glasgow University. Responsibility for the safety of staff and students remains with the University Court, and operates through the University's Safety and Environmental Protection Services (SEPS) and Safety Committees.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, HMSO, Crown Copyright 2001

COSHH - a brief guide to the regulations - a summarised guide to COSHH 2002 legislation published by the Health and Safety Executive

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, HMSO, Crown Copyright, 1992, ISBN 0110250516

United Kingdom Legislation: European Union Occupational Safety and Health system [link access date April 2007]

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 , HMSO, Crown Copyright

The Electricity At Work Regulation 1989, HMSO, Crown Copyright 1989

A strategy for workplace health and safety in Great Britain to 2010 and beyond, Health & Safety Executive, strategy document of the Health & Safety Commission, UK