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Domain: Health and safety at work => Professional figures and company committees
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An individual who works under a contract of employment.

Employee's duties It shall be the duty of every employee while at work 1) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work. Therefore, employees must use all work items (eg machinery, equipment, dangerous substance, transport equipment, means of production or safety device) provided by their employer correctly, in accordance with their training and the instructions they received to use them safely.
2) to cooperate with their employer to enable them to comply with statutory duties for health and safety. This will include assisting the employer or those they appoint to assist them with health and safety matters by:
(a) informing them without delay of any work situation which might present a serious and imminent danger;
(b) notifying them of any shortcomings in the health and safety arrangements, even when no immediate danger exists, so that employers can take remedial action if needed.
3) No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
Definition source
Jones 2003 adapted from Sections 7, 8, 53 of The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, The Stationery Office; Regulation 14 of Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: Approved Code of Practice and Guidance, L21 (Second Edition, 2000), HSE Books.
European legislation
Directive 89/391/EEC
British legislation
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
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