Health and safety legislation structure
The structure of health and safety legislation is shown above. The Health and Safety at Work Act sits at the top and the supporting structure is shown underneath. The three supplementary pieces of legislation are:
- Approved Codes of Practice, (ACOP)
- Guidance notes
With manual handling we are concerned primarily with the 1992 Manual handling Regulations The following three slides show the relative importance of the three items.
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