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Getting started with health and safety – Your employer’s responsibilities

Under the law employers are responsible for health and safety management. This page provides a broad outline of how the law applies to employers. Don’t forget, employees and the self employed have important responsibilities too!

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees, and other people who might be affected by their business. Your employer must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this.

Getting started with health and safety – Your employer’s responsibilities