The Health and Safety Act of UK are a nationwide law covering all aspects of work related issues. It was initially established as a result of a campaign by the Health and Safety Executive. This Act has now developed into a wide-encompassing document which covers all aspects of work related illnesses, accidents and injuries in the workplace. There are also a number of additional regulations which have been developed specifically to cover specific groups of workers such as women, children and the aged. It is one of the most important pieces of legislation that has ever been created within the United Kingdom.
There are a large number of benefits to being covered by the Health and Safety Act. All employers who are planning to employ new staff must make sure they are taking all steps necessary to ensure that they are complying with all the regulations which are included in the Act. Any worker who feels that they are being discriminated against for reasons relating to their health at work can file a complaint with the Employment Tribunal. If successful, this will mean that any unfair treatment that has taken place will be compensatory. This means that if a worker has suffered pain, illness or other type of injury as a direct result of their job it can be ordered to be paid. An Occupational Health Wales company such as Insight Occupational health can help you to ensure that you are doing all you can to keep your employees safe and healthy whilst at work.
This Act was designed to protect all working people and ensure that they are not put at risk due to health and safety issues.