In the UK, the health and safety of workers in warehouses is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Employers are required to provide a safe working environment and ensure that employees are trained to work safely. Some specific regulations include:
Manual Handling Operations Regulations: Employers must assess the risks associated with manual handling tasks and take steps to reduce the risk of injury.
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations: Employers must ensure that the workplace is safe and suitable for the tasks being carried out.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations: Employers must assess the risks associated with hazardous substances and take steps to prevent exposure.
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations: Employers must provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure that employees are trained to use it correctly.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations: Employers must ensure that work equipment is safe and suitable for the tasks being carried out.
In addition to these regulations, employers are required to carry out regular risk assessments and provide training to their employees on health and safety matters. They must also have procedures in place for reporting accidents and incidents.
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