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The law requires employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers, including temps and contractors, and also of members of the public visiting their premises.
The TUC's health and safety webpages have detailed information on a range of health and safety issues, and on health and safety law. The latest (2016) edition of the TUC's health and safety guide, Hazards at Work is available to purchase (priced £48).
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has information for employers and employees including statistics, guides, advice and examples of good practice, and leaflets on health and safety law in a range of languages.