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Health and safety consultation, first aid, insurance, reporting and safety signs

Updating author: Ruth Wintersgill


  • Employers are required by law to consult employees on matters that affect their health and safety. (See Consultation)
  • First aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. (See First aid)
  • All private sector employers and some public sector bodies are required to maintain employers' liability insurance in respect of their employees. (See Insurance)
  • Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1471) employers have a duty to report certain injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. (See Reporting)
  • Employers must use a safety sign where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been avoided or controlled by the methods required under other relevant law, provided that use of the sign can help to reduce the risk. (See Safety Signs and signals)

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