What are safety regulations?

Safety regulations are the strongest form of official advice that employers have to follow, and they are legally enforceable.

Regulations are made by government ministers, often following proposals from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and approved by Parliament.

They broadly cover the general management of health and safety at work, work processes (e.g. manual handling, use of display screen equipment) and specific standards (e.g. exposure to chemicals).

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