SAMPLE: Keyfacts of UK Health and Safety Legislation


“Your safety and the protection of your health are our incentive to develop products, that o er the highest degree of protection and comfort in your daily work.” Mark Whiteley, Sales Director THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT We tend to underestimate the dangers in handling hazardous substances in the workplace. That’s why incidents happen every day. Companies are responsible for the safety of their employees and rescue teams and must take reasonable precautions. If they do not abide by the rules, they are liable for prosecution. This information brochure provides a summary of the current United Kingdom Health and Safety legislation and how to increase the safety in your firm or organisation through risk assessment and safe storage of dangerous materials. Sample

asecos ensures that hazardous substances used and stored indoors are appropriately stored and safely handled in our day-to-day working lives. The best possible protection of human kind and the environment is our number one priority. Driven by this desire, we developed the first safety storage cabinet with 90-minute fire resistance for the storage of flammable liquids in 1994. A technical revolution at that time, 90 minutes fire resistant cabinets have now become industry standard for fire resistance. asecos products combine innovation quality and safety for one purpose: to benefit the customer. asecos is the world’s leading manufacturer of safety cabinets in accordance with the European standard BS EN 14470 Part 1 and Part 2. As experts in the storage, handling and extraction of hazardous materials such as flammables, corrosives, toxics, compressed gases, lithium batteries and more, we now produce many di erent storage solutions. Starting with our innovative developments, which are certified according to the highest European standards. Through in-depth training of our employees to production and subsequent maintenance. We combine quality and knowhow ensuring our customer will possess the best solution for their requirements. In this guide you will see the basis of legislation in the United Kingdom with a focus on the storage of hazardous material. This forms a huge part of the process supporting you to define the best solution for the storage of hazardous materials. Whilst on your journey to that solution, asecos are always there to support you through knowledge, products, training and service. Sample asecos and DSC joined forces to collect the most important information on handling and storing dangerous substances compliant with the United Kingdom Health and Safety legislation. asecos is the worldwide leading manufacturer of safety storage cabinets for hazardous materials according to EN 14470 part 1 and part 2. Driven by the conviction to develop innovative and intelligent solutions, asecos create products that o er the highest degree of protection and comfort in daily work since 1994. DSC Limited were developed to solve customer problems whilst handling and storing dangerous substances. Providing fire risk assessments, certified fire awareness training and their knowledge to support the most e cient and safe design of your workplace. Both companies specialise in this very specific niche market field and o er many years of experience in identifying the risk, designing the solution, implementing the required changes and doing it in a safe cost e ective way. Looking at hazards in many ways that clients cannot see, simply because they are too close or too familiar with the situation. Sources and Publications: Health and Safety Executive United Kingdom - Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V. (Association of German Insurers) Do you require more information on how to protect your property and your employees? Do you need further information on United Kingdom legislation? If this brochure has awoken your interest in up to date Health and Safety Management, please do not hesitate to contact us. © asecos GmbH 05/2023 No liability can be accepted for printing errors. The information provided in this brochure has been compiled and checked by us to the best of our knowledge. Please note, however, that we assume no liability for any errors, mistakes and consequences. The applicable state legislation has to be observed. The content of this brochure is protected by copyright. The information given were compiled and prepared by: asecos Ltd. Safety and Environmental Protection Profile House Stores Road Derby Derbyshire DE21 4BD Sales: +44 (0) 1332 415933 Service and Aftercare: +44 (0) 1332 425934 E-Mail: Roy Smith DSC Limited Dangerous Substance Control 31 Bloomfiled Crescent, Doseley Telford Shropshire TF4 3FL Telephone: +44 (0) 7989 597569 E-Mail: Sample