The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work Act, etc. 1974 (HSE, 1974), commonly referred
to as the HSWA, provides the basis for British health and safety law. This
chapter presents an outline of key aspects of the Act and in so doing provides
an insight into:
• The enabling framework of the Act that supports the implementation of
European health and safety Directives.