Health & Safety

Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of: self, the employer or manager, others in the work setting

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

We all have responsibilities towards good health and safety practice in the workplace, so it is important to understand not only what your own responsibilities are but the responsibilities of others.

Health and safety responsibilities of yourself

  • Take reasonable care of yourself and others (do not put yourself or others at risk)
  • Remove hazards or risks in the workplace
  • Report any hazards or risks that you cannot resolve yourself to your manager

Health and safety responsibilities of your manager/employer

  • Provide a safe place to work
  • Assess and reduce/eliminate any risks in the workplace
  • Put necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure safety
  • Provide necessary training
  • Provide adequate work equipment

Health and safety responsibilities of others in the workplace

  • Take reasonable care of yourself and others (do not put yourself or others at risk)
  • Report hazards and risks