401. Health and safety assistance.

401.     Health and safety assistance.

Every employer must1 appoint one or more competent persons2 to assist him in undertaking the measures he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon him by or under the relevant statutory provisions3. Where an employer appoints persons in accordance with this requirement he must make arrangements for ensuring adequate co-operation between them4.

The employer must ensure:


    (1)     that the number of persons so appointed, the time available for them to fulfil their functions and the means at their disposal are adequate having regard to the size of his