16 Jan 20

The committee meeting of 15th Jan would like to draw members attention to the following extracts from legislation, which we adopting.

Health and Safety at Work &c Act 1974.

Employees have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other people who may be affected by any acts or omissions in relation to their work.

Employees also have a duty not to interfere with anything that has been provided for reasons of health and safety (eg machine guards) and to co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Employees are required to:

  • use machinery, equipment, transport equipment, means of production or safety devices in accordance with any instruction and training given by the employer

For the purposes of the Act and the Regulations, ndsme may be considered as if it were an “employer” and  members, whilst being volunteers, may be regarded in the same way as employees would be.

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