Legislation.gov.uk. Legislation - First aid at work. In the event of injury or sudden illness, failure to provide first aid could result in a casualty’s death.
The employer should ensure that an employee who is injured or taken ill at work receives immediate attention. HSE will prosecute in cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law. More information can be found in HSE's Enforcement Policy Statement Employers’ legal duties. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - COSHH. Personal protective equipment (PPE) - COSHH. Employers are responsible for providing, replacing and paying for personal protective equipment.
PPE should be used when all other measures are inadequate to control exposure. It protects only the wearer, while being worn. If it fails, PPE offers no protection at all. Respirators Protective gloves Protective clothing Protective footwear Eye protection. RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 – legislation explained. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.
The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. The full text of the Act (as amended) is available at legislation.gov.uk  where it can also be downloaded free of charge.