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Employee’s health & safety obligations within the workplace
There are many obligations for Employees with regard to their own safety and that of others, as set out in Section 13 of the 2005 Act, for example:
13.—(1) An employee shall, while at work—
(a) comply with the relevant statutory provisions, as appropriate, and take reasonable care to protect his or her safety, health and welfare and the safety, health and welfare of any other person who may be affected by the employee's acts or omissions at work,
What should Employee’s do?
Talk to their Employer:
An Employee should discuss any concerns they might have in relation to safety, health and welfare. If an Employee has never seen it, they should ask their Employer for a copy of the company safety statement. A company safety statement is the basis for the management of safety and health in the workplace and sets out an action programme for safeguarding Employees at work.