Health and safety

Health and safety guidance:

Legal requirements There is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was completed before 2000...

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make it clear...

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Penalties The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’). They are an example...

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A landlord's liability to a tenant for the state and condition of premises is generally determined by the terms of the tenancy. However, under Defective Premises Act 1972...

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Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA 1972), a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling owes a duty to ensure that the work is...

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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. For practical information about managing fire safety in the workplace, see...

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The current statutory provisions replace most of the previous legislation and shift the emphasis to fire prevention. The 'responsible person' is under a duty to observe...

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Under the 1974 Act, a duty is owed by employers to employees to ensure their health safety and welfare at work as far as reasonably practicable. In addition, a person who...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements imposed on private sector landlords as set out in the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, SI...

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Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 Under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), an occupier of property owes a common law duty of care to all his visitors in respect of...

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The use and value of property can be undermined where rights of fire escape are inadequate or vulnerable to change. Consider: • can the right be terminated? If so, is...

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