Health and Safety Law

By | April 21, 2015

There are a range of health and safety laws that apply to the printing industry. Some will directly affect you in your work where others may not, however it is important to have a basic grasp on health and safety regulations no matter your position in the company.

This lesson will focus specifically on the laws and what they require. Every worker has the right to work in a safe environment, and has the right to refuse to do anything that is putting them in harms way unnecessarily. This being said, it is also the responsibility of everyone in the work place to ensure the safety of themselves, their colleagues and any other visitors to the work place.

Read through the presentation then answer the questions below to test your knowledge. This lesson should take approximately 30 minutes, however you might want to take longer research some of the individual topics. You can revisit this lesson at any time.

1. What needs to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)?


2. What is the average noise level at which ear defenders become a mandatory requirements?


3. Where can you find accurate and detailed information regarding the handling, storage and disposal of Chemicals that are used in the work place.


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