Question – What are the health and safety regulations in a warehouse?
The Six Pack is the term generally used for the six most commonly quoted health and safety regulations. These came into effect following six EU directives in 1993, and were updated in 1999.
They comprise the:
- : the main set of regulations
- : covering handling of heavy or awkward loads
- Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations: covering the safe use of computer screens and keyboards
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations: covering the environments people are asked to work in
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations: covering the suitability of equipment in the workplace
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations: covering the use of protective equipment
These regulations are all essential to us as accident work specialists, because they clearly set out every employer’s legal obligations when it comes to keeping people safe. In doing so they help make it possible for us to prove negligence on your behalf where these obligations haven’t been met.