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The general safety duties of employees at work

There is a whole list of general duties strictly selected for the employees to accomplish while being at the workplace and managing their tasks.

The rules are set in order to secure a health and safety management system. And that's why,as an employer, you have to make sure that employees do the following while at work:

Five general safety duties your employees have

a. Take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions;

b. In regards to any duty or requirement imposed on his employer or any other person by this Act, your employee must co-operate with such employer or person to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with; and

c. Carry out any lawful order given to him, and obey the health and safety rules and procedures laid down by his employer or by anyone authorized thereto by his employer, in the interest of health or safety;

d. If any situation which is unsafe or unhealthy comes to his attention, as soon as practicable, report such situations to his employer, or to the health & safety representative for his workplace or section thereof, as the case may be, who should report it to the employer; and

e. If he is involved in any incident which may affect his health or which has caused an injury to himself, report such incident to his employer or to anyone authorized thereto by the employer, or to his health and safety representative, as soon as practicable but not later than the end of the particular shift during which the incident occurred, unless the circumstances were such that the reporting of the incident was not possible, in which case he shall report the incident as soon as practicable thereafter.

Make sure you understand, and your team as well, that you must take care of your own health and safety. You must never put other people in a dangerous position because of your actions.

The employees must obey instructions from their supervisors and managers. In return, the latter must never ask the employees to do something or instruct them unless they'll be safe.

Each case that isn't safe should be reported and if someone is injured or involved in an incident where something is damaged, they must report it immediately to a supervisor or manager. If this can't be reported immediately, it should be reportet before the end of the shift, or as soon as possible

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