Health and safety

Sarah Anderson Editor's message: Health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.

Employers also have a duty of care with regard to the health and safety of non-employees, including the self-employed and members of the public who may be affected by their business activities.

In addition, there are good business reasons for protecting the health and safety of employees. A significant number of working days are lost every year due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

Sarah Anderson, employment law editor

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