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FYI There is an age discrimination law\_and\_Safety\_Guide\_Age\_Positive.pdf Age Legislation From 1 October 2006 the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations make it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job seekers

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There is an age discrimination law

Age Legislation

From 1 October 2006 the Employment

Equality (Age) Regulations make it unlawful to

discriminate against employees, job seekers

and trainees on the grounds of age.


Health and Safety Video

health and safety
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand that you must provide an evaluation of the procedures for addressing industrial disputes in your employment rights coursework
  • To learn and remind yourselves about Health & Safety at work so that you can link it onto your employment rights coursework

Lesson Outcomes:

All of you will know how you can move ahead on this section of coursework.

Most of you will be able to start including the right information on Health & Safety.

Some of you will be able to move ahead and start Health & Safety today

Health and Safety

Workers: Health and safety

All workers, whether they are permanent staff, agency or contractors, need to be aware of issues that affect their health and safety at work.

Did you know that:

  • All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. The primary responsibility for this is down to the employer.
  • Workers have a right to join and be represented by a trade union.
  • Both workers and employers have a legal responsibility to look after health and safety at work together.
  • Workers who contribute to health and safety at work are safer and healthier than those who do not.
Anyone heard of COSHH?

COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health –

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people's health at risk. So the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health.

The basis of British health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) leaflet gives the Five steps to ‘risk assessment ‘.

Besides carrying out a risk assessment, employers also need to:

Make arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as necessary by the risk assessment;

2. Appoint competent people (often themselves or company colleagues) to help them to implement the arrangements;

3. Set up emergency procedures;

4. Provide clear information and training to employees;

5. Work together with other employers sharing the same workplace.

Airbus has been fined £200,000 after a pensioner fell from a walkway at the Concorde museum in Filton and died.

Health and safety

1.Define the term health and safety

2. Describe the health and safety law and what it includes (check you didn’t already do this in the ‘employment rights’ coursework, so that you don’t repeat yourself, if not then describe the law)

3. Why is the health and safety law there?

4.Describe some areas in your supermarket that could cause health and safety problems.

4.b. Who’s responsibility is it to ensure everyone is safe in the supermarket? (What are employees responsible for and employers responsible for?)

5.What does your supermarket do to ensure the safety of their staff. (Give supermarket examples)

6.What do they do to ensure the safety of their customers? (Give supermarket examples)

A and B grade

For your business, evaluate the procedures when dealing with health and safety issues.