Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA.

This Act is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

The full text of the Act (as amended) is available at legislation.gov.uk.  You can download this free and in full by following this link below.

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974