The main legislation covering this area is the health and safety at work etc act 1974 and regulations made under that act 1 the employer (the local authority. Namely the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005 and the safety health and health and welfare at work act (2005) guide to health & safety. Information on the health and safety act 1974 (uk), used for unit 2 of ocr agce (applied a-level) ict in 2008. Guidelines for ict health and safety the health and safety executive (hse) in the uk, health and safety, including in ict, is goverened by the health and safety at work, etc, act, 1974 and is enforced by the health and safety executive or one of numerous other agencies, eg the police, local councils, and the environment agency. An act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for. We will also look at some of the medical conditions and health problems that prolonged use of ict devices can cause and what you can do to health and safety. Model codes of practice are practical guides to achieving the standards of health and safety required under the model whs act health and safety duties. [no 10] section safety, health and welfare at work act 2005  12 general duties of employers to persons other than their employees chapter 2.
Start studying a-level ict - health and safety learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games what is the health and safety at work act. This video will show you some health and safety issues when using computers, i used this video in my ict a-level class and. 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. Health and safety at work act 1974 is the most important health and safety legislation in uk history find out how it has changed health and safety law. The provision of health and personal social security, confidentiality, safety, cost a full listing of the current approved national ict policies.
Occupational health and safety act, 1993 environmental regulations for workplaces, 1987 2 thermal requirements 1 subject to the provisions of subregulation (2), no employer shall require or permit. Good day, the occupational health and safety act (ohsa)is applicable to the ict industry as well the ohsa is applicable to all employers and employees in south africa, excluding only mines and fishing vessels. The health and safety executive (hse) act 1971 and its subsidiary regulations relevant statutory provisions of the health and safety at work etc, act 1974. Ict /digitalisation on health and safety at work 2014-2020 defines key strategic in relation to occupational safety and health policies at the eu level.
Accidents, health and safety law and workplace conditions. Gcse ict topics gcse ict quizzes 8 employer obligations this is called the 'health and safety at work act (1974) the law states that an employer must. Ict health and safety legislation what the employer needs to do the health and safety regulations (1992) state the employer must: provide adjustable screens with anti glare filters so the employees don't get neck strain and eyestrain from the glare. Occupational health & safety act (85 of 1993) [assented to 23 june 1993] [date of commencement: 1 january 1994] (unless otherwise indicated) (english text signed by the state president.
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1 introduction there are various health problems associated with the regular use of computers, such as stress, eyestrain and injuries to the wrists, neck and back. The impact of ict on health and safetyby: the impact of ict on health and safety 1 the this is called the ‘health and safety at work act. Under the powers vested in me by section 36(1) of the machinery and occupational safety act, 1983 ( act 6 of 1983), i, pieter theunis christiaan du plessis. What is the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005 the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005, which repealed and replaced the safety, health and welfare at work act 1989 was brought in to make further provision for the safety, health and welfare of persons at work. The health and safety at work act 1974 provides the legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety in places of work.
Under the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005 every employer is required to carry out a risk assessment for the workplace the health and safety. Occupational health and safety division in recognition of the importance of a safe working environment for social and economic development, the ministry of labour was given the task as the umbrella organisation for all matters concerning occupational health and safety in terms of labour act, act no 11 of 2007 in the republic of. A secondary school revision resource for gcse ict looking at the various health and safety issues related to using a computer. Contains links to various pieces of legislation, as well as the health and safety at work etc act 1974. Two of the most important pieces of health and safety legislation are the health and safety at work, etc act 1974 and the management of health and safety at work regulations 1999. Ict /digitalisation the first european directives on safety and health at work were adopted on the basis of the the most important legal act is the european.