Health & safety laws can be tough to track. Hundreds of ever-changing rules affect every UK business, plus many more impact chemicals companies alone.
And as an employer, it’s up to you to meet these laws. Because if your people face risks at work, you could be held responsible…
That’s why it’s a good idea to use a legal register to record the rules you must follow, and keep your business safe and successful.
But what is a legal register? And how can you create one for yourself?
Let’s find out…
What is a legal register?
A legal register is a system or document in which you list every law your organisation must meet.
Say your company handles dangerous substances. Your legal register would contain all the legislation that impacts on dangerous substances, plus space for new laws to be added.
There’s no legal requirement to have a register. However, a well-written, comprehensive document saves you time and protects you from costly mistakes. How?
If you face a problem at work, you’ll no longer need to trawl through books or the web to find the law that explains your duties. Instead, you’ll be able to skim through your register, spot the answer fast, and then get back to your most important tasks.
So, how can you create your legal register?
Building and maintaining a legal register
You might think compiling your register will be quite easy—just a case of visiting the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website, finding its list of regulations, and adding them to a document or system.
And while this is a great start, your work mustn’t stop there.
This is because the HSE’s list only includes the laws it enforces. For example, the Department for Transport (DfT), not the HSE, is responsible for crucial legislation like The Carriage of Dangerous Goods, and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.
And if you’re supplying Europe with chemicals, you’ll need to meet more than just UK rules—with CLP and REACH regulations just two of the extra regulations you’ll need to consider.
All in all, it’s a tough task to create a register that contains every relevant rule, and fully protects your business. If only there was an easier way…
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