It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their activities. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this.
- Establish a health and safety policy and program
- Appoint a competent person as the organization’s Safety Officer
- Provide and maintain a safe workplace, machinery and equipment
- Prevent any improper conduct or behavior likely to put the safety, health and welfare of staff, student and other people at risk (“horseplay” and bullying at work come within these categories)
- Provide instruction and training to staff and students on health and safety
- Provide protective clothing and equipment to staff and students (at no cost to them)
- Carry out a risk assessment for the workplaces and premises:
– identify any hazards in the workplace,
– assess the risks arising from such hazards and
– identify the steps to be taken to deal with any risks
- Consult staff and students about their risks at activities they involved and current preventive and protective measures.
- Have written grievance and disciplinary procedures.
- Keep records of accidents and incidents
Prepared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ekşioğlu / April 2015