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The main law in relation to food safety is the Food Safety Act , which provides a framework for food legislation in Britain and creates offences in relation to safety, quality and labelling. The main purpose of the law is to make sure that the food people buy to eat is fit for human consumption and will do no harm. The Food Hygiene Regulations , ensure that all workers involved in the handling, preparation or provision of food are required by law to have received appropriate training in how to handle food safely. This means that any health and social care organisations, such as hospitals, care homes, and schools who provide food need to comply with these regulations. It is considered good practice for workers to complete accredited training, especially those whose main role is in preparing food, such as kitchen staff.
Employers' health and safety responsibilities
Skip to content. HSENI, in association with Public Health Agency, has produced useful advice and guidance for employers when employees have to self-isolate. It contains guidance on self-isolation when an employee tests positive for COVID, actions workplaces should take when an employee tests positive, contract tracing for employees testing positive and close contacts within the workplace and other instances when employees have to self isolate:. HSENI have produced advice and guidance for employers and employees for pregnancy and coronavirus in the workplace. It contains some frequently asked questions and useful links signposting to other organisations for further information:. HSENI have produced advice and guidance for employers on ventilation in the workplace during the Covid pandemic:.
The intention of this regulation is to prevent people from receiving unsafe care and treatment and prevent avoidable harm or risk of harm. Providers must assess the risks to people's health and safety during any care or treatment and make sure that staff have the qualifications, competence, skills and experience to keep people safe. Providers must make sure that the premises and any equipment used is safe and where applicable, available in sufficient quantities. Medicines must be supplied in sufficient quantities, managed safely and administered appropriately to make sure people are safe. Providers must prevent and control the spread of infection. Where the responsibility for care and treatment is shared, care planning must be timely to maintain people's health, safety and welfare.
Skip to content. Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees and any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public. In addition to these duties, there are regulations to deal with particular hazards and for industries where hazards are particularly high. The Health and Safety at Work Northern Ireland Order is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety in Northern Ireland. Additionally, specific regulations cover particular areas, including lead, asbestos, chemicals, construction work, and gas safety. They should start with a risk assessment to spot possible health and safety hazards. They have to appoint a 'competent person' with health and safety responsibilities usually one of the owners in smaller firms, or a member of staff trained in health and safety.
COVID health care and social services. Here you'll find links to health and safety information and resources for those who work in health care and social services. To reduce the potential for injury or disease to workers, it's important to manage the hazards in your workplace. See our resources to learn more about some of the hazards in health care and social services, or follow the links to these related topics:.
The Government is committed to regulating only where necessary and in a way that is more suited to the needs of modern business. That is why the order was made, under the Regulatory Reform Act to replace most fire safety legislation with one simple order. It means that any person who has some level of control in premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The Care Homes Wales Regulations state that the registered person in charge shall take adequate precautions against the risk of fire and provide adequate means of escape.