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Employers Legal obligations With Respect to Gases

The law (Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 etc) requires you to provide whatever training, instruction and information is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your employees.

In general your duties as an employer include:

  • providing whatever initial and refresher training is required to ensure your staff remain safe in the duties they perform
  • assessing the risks to health and safety on site
  • making arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as being necessary by the assessment
  • recording the significant findings of the risk assessment (if you have over five employees) and the arrangements for health and safety measures
  • providing standard operating procedures to cover all gas operations
  • setting up emergency procedures
  • making sure that work equipment (such as a gas regulator) is suitable for its intended use, so far as health and safety is concerned, and that it is properly maintained and used
  • preventing or adequately controlling exposure to substances which may damage health
  • taking precautions against danger from flammable or explosive hazards
  • avoiding hazardous manual handling operations, and where they cannot be avoided, reducing the risk of injury
  • providing free protective clothing or equipment where risks are not adequately controlled by other means

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