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Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by admin No Comments


Our previous post looked indepth at the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act of 1974. This post is going to continue our series looking at key pieces of legislation regarding health and safety of employees in the workplace and why it is essential to have regular racking inspections by considering the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations were first introduced in 1992 by the Major government, and became law in 1993. The regulations built on what was already laid out in the Health and Safety at Work Act.

They were amended in 1994, twice in 1997 and in 1999 by the Blair government. The 1994 amendments related to new and expectant mothers, and the two 1997 amendments related to young persons and fire precautions.

The most notable feature of the regulations is the requirement to carry out a risk assessment, and if the employer has five or more employees, they need to record the significant findings of the risk assessment.

Following the carrying out of the risk assessment, employers must arrange to implement the measures identified as necessary in the risk assessment, regularly monitor and review these arrangements, appoint appropriate people to help implement them, create procedures in case of an emergency and inform employees of these, provide training, information and supervision to employees,  insure that employees are aware of their duties regarding training and informing managers of any hazards they are aware of,  share information with any other employers in the same workplace, and consider risks in particular to new mothers and mothers to be.

In order to ensure the health and safety of your employees and to prevent against risk, it is incredibly important that you have a regular rack inspection in your warehouse. To discuss how Logical Storage can help you with this, please call us on 0845 689 1300.