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Rights and responsibilities at work

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Legislation Protecting Workers in the UK Workplace


Various pieces of legislation exist to safeguard workers' rights and ensure fair treatment in the workplace.

Health & Safety Regulations

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974: Primary legislation ensuring occupational health, safety, and welfare at work, providing the right to a safe working environment and necessary equipment.

Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999: Mandates procedures for recording, reporting, and evaluating workplace incidents to prevent recurrence.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR): Requires reporting of workplace accidents, diseases, and near misses to the Health and Safety Executive.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH): Requires risk assessment and precautions for hazardous substances.

Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER): Ensures suitability, maintenance, inspection, and safe operation of work equipment.

Data Protection

Data Protection Act 2018: Governs fair and lawful use of personal data, giving individuals rights to access and correct their data, with corresponding responsibilities to handle data responsibly.

Employment Terms and Conditions

Working Hours: Legislation limits the workweek to 48 hours, ensuring fair employment terms.

Equality and Fair Treatment

Equality Act 2010: Ensures equal treatment and opportunity, including 'equal pay for equal work' regardless of protected characteristics.

National Minimum Wage: Employers must pay workers in accordance with the National Minimum Wage.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Standard 1.2 - Learning Outcome 1.2a
  • Standard 1.2 - Learning Outcome 1.2d
  • Standard 3.3 - Learning Outcome 3.3a
  • Standard 3.4 - Learning Outcome 3.4c
  • Standard 4.2 - Learning Outcome 4.2a
  • Standard 9.5 - Learning Outcome 9.5a
  • Standard 9.5 - Learning Outcome 9.5b
  • Standard 10.4 - Learning Outcome 10.4a