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The defi nitions of hazard, risk, civil law, criminal law, common law and statute law … The employer’s duty of care and other common law and statutory duties … Criminal offences and defences … Civil liabilities and defences (particularly negligence) … The business case for health and safety (direct, indirect, insured and uninsured costs) … The legal framework – the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, absolute and qualifi ed duties … The powers of the enforcement offi cer, health and safety offences, including corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide, and penalties … The role and functions of other external agencies … The health and safety responsibilities and duties of employers to their employees and others affected by their undertaking, such as contractors, general public, visitors, patients and students … The health and safety responsibilities of directors, managers, supervisors, employees and the self-employed … Duties and responsibilities of manufacturers and others in the supply chain … The duties and responsibilities between client and contractor to ensure a high standard of health and safety during the contract … The legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations …