Employers and those responsible for workplace premises must adhere to all relevant health and safety legislation and statutory guidance. This topic includes details of the key legislation which might apply to an early years service. It includes information on how health and safety legislation is made and how it is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.

More information about specific pieces of legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, can be found in individual topics in the Health and Safety section.

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