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Health and Safety At

Work

Introduction and Key


Words
Task One Match key words with definitions

Key Word Definition

Hazard

Risk

Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

Law

Signs

Responsibilities

Rights

Employers responsibilities

Employees responsibilities

Personal protective equipment


Task One: Match key words with definitions

Key Word Definition

Hazard A law that covers health and safety for everyone


in all workplaces
Risk Duties for both employers and employees

Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) Warn people of hazards; say what must be done
and cant be done and give safety information

Law Equipment and/or clothing needed to protect


people in the workplace and provided by an
employer
Signs A danger: something that could help cause an
accident
Responsibilities Chances of an accident happening

Rights What an employee should do at work to stay


safe and keep others safe
Employers responsibilities What an employer should do at work to ensure
the safety of employees and others
Employees responsibilities What an employee is entitled to in a workplace

Personal protective equipment Legal rules to be followed by both employers


and employees
Task Two: Read the case studies below and answer the questions that follow.

Alal is injured at work in a caf kitchen when he slips on a wet floor. Someone else
has spilled soup on it and no warning sign had been put up.

Who is responsible for this accident and Alals injuries?

Would your answer be different if Alal had spilled the soup and then left if there
before slipping later?
Read the case studies below and answer the questions that follow.

Amy is working as a road digger. She falls over and cuts her head open. She had been given a hard
hat to wear by her employer, but she didnt wear it. Who is responsible for the accident and injury?

Who is responsible for this accident and Amy's injuries?

Would your answer be different if Amy hadnt been provided with a hard hat?
Read the case studies below and answer the questions that follow.

Debbie works in a warehouse. She lifts a large and heavy case of nails. It falls on her
toes, most of which get broken. She should have worn steel toecap boots, but she
was not given any by her employer.

Who is responsible for this accident and Debbie's injuries?

Would your answer be different if Debbie had been given boots and left them at
home?
Task Three:: Use the key words to fill in the gaps.

Everyone at work has _______ and ____________________. This includes both _____________ and
_________.

Everyone at work must obey the _____ and follow the rules about health and safety in the
workplace.
These rules are set out in the _______________________________ (1974), a law about health and
safety.

All workers and _______________ must notice _______________ or dangers at work.

They also must make sure that the _______ of ___________________ happening are reduced. It is
everyones _______ to try to prevent accidents.

A worker also has ___________ at work. These include being trained to do the job and been given
proper ____________________________ .

Personal protective equipment includes hard hats, steel toe cap _______ and safety goggles.
Task Three:: Use the key words to fill in the gaps.

Everyone at work has rights and responsibilities. This includes both workers and bosses.

Everyone at work must obey the law and follow the rules about health and safety in the
workplace.
These rules are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), a law about health and
safety.

All workers and employers must notice hazards or dangers at work.

They also must make sure that the risk of accidents happening are reduced. It is everyones duty
to try to prevent accidents.

A worker also has rights at work. These include being trained to do the job and been given
proper personal protective equipment .

Personal protective equipment includes hard hats, steel toe cap boots and safety goggles.