Health and safety for public and employees
Businesses have a legal obligation to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees, members of the public or anyone else who is affected by their work activity.
Employees have the right to work in an environment where the risks to their health and safety are controlled. Employers must do whatever is reasonably expected to achieve this by consulting with employees, or a representative, to discuss health and safety concerns and ensure that all employees have received training on how to do the job safely.
Employees have a legal duty to take responsibility for their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of anyone who is affected by their work actions.
- follow the training and instructions provided by their employer in relation to health and safety
- co-operate with others
- not interfere with or misuse anything the employer has provided for health, safety or welfare.
Members of the public must not intentionally interfere with or misuse anything that has been provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare.
Report a problem
If you have a work-related Health and Safety concern please contact us.
Last updated 01 November 2023