The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 prescribe measures to ensure the proper management of health and safety in the workplace.

They are made under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA) and further implement the major provisions of a European Union health and safety directive — the Framework Directive.

The regulations supplement and extend the general duties contained in the HSWA and introduced a general duty on employers to carry out risk assessments. An Approved Code of Practice supports the regulations and should always be referred to when implementing them.

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