Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978
An employer has a legal duty to safeguard as far as reasonably practicable the health and safety of employees.
Employees also have responsibilities to comply with measures put in place for their health and safety.
There are a raft of regulations which flow from the 1978 Order and which address specific aspects of health and safety at work ranging from manual handling to working at heights to provision of PPE.
An employer who does not take appropriate action to safeguard the health and safety of employees may be found liable for injury/illness sustained.